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The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.

By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science’s greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick’s desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work.

About the Author

James D. Watson was born in 1928 in Chicago. After graduation from the University of Chicago, he worked in genetics at Indiana University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1950. He spent a year at the University of Copenhagen, followed by two years at the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University. There he met Francis Crick, and the collaboration resulted in their proposal in 1953 of a structure for DNA. After a two-year period at Cal Tech, he joined the faculty at Harvard where he remained as Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology until 1976. Since 1968, as director of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, his research has centered on bacterial virus, molecular genetics, and the synthesis of proteins.

In 1962, together with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, Dr. Watson was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology. Prior to The Double Helix, he wrote The Molecular Biology of the Gene, which is now in a third edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684852799
Other:
Watson, James
Author:
Stent, Gunther S.
Author:
Watson, James
Author:
Watson, J.
Author:
Watson, James D.
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Biochemistry
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Molecular biologists -- Biography.
Subject:
Molecular biology -- Research -- History.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Molecular biologists.
Subject:
DNA -- Research -- History.
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Subject:
DNA; DNA Testing; DNA Model; DNA Definition; DN
Subject:
A Structure; Scientific Research; History of Science; Medical Miracles; Discovery; Nobel Prize; Noble Prize; Watson; Crick; Linus Pauling
Subject:
DNA; DNA Testing; DNA Model; DNA Definition; DNA Structure; Scientific Research; History of Science; Medical Miracles; Discovery; Nobel Prize; Noble Prize; Watson; Crick; Linus Pauling
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Scribner ed.
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classic
Publication Date:
February 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 14.525 oz

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