The Double Helix

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743219171
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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.

The Double Helix

Author: James D. Watson
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ISBN: 9780140268775
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By elucidating the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry - and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time Watson was only twenty-four, a brilliant zoologist with more interest in au pair girls than in chemistry. His uncompromising honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of great scientists, with their very human faults and foibles, their petty rivalries and driving ambition. Above all, he captures the extraordinary excitement of their desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling ('America's fabulous chemist') to the solution to one of the great enigmas of the life sciences. This new edition features an introduction by geneticist Steve Jones in which he re-examines the achievement of Crick and Watson in the light of scientific discoveries before and since their work on the double helix.

The Double Helix

Author: James Dewey Watson (Biochimiste, Biologiste moléculaire)
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Genes Girls And Gamow

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019164742X
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In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA and Watson's personal account of the discovery, The Double Helix, was published in 1968. Genes, Girls and Gamow is also autobiographical, covering the period from when The Double Helix ends, in 1953, to a few years later, and ending with a Postscript bringing the story up to date. Here is Watson adjusting to new-found fame, carrying out tantalizing experiments on the role of RNA in biology, and falling in love. The book is enlivened with copies of handwritten letters from the larger than life character George Gamow, who had made significant contributions to physics but became intrigued by genes, RNA and the elusive genetic code. This is a tale of heartbreak, scientific excitement and ambition, laced with travelogue and '50s atmosphere.

The Double Helix Structure Of Dna

Author: R. N. Albright
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477718095
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This unique look at the study of DNA goes beyond the science and explores the lives of four great scientists: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. It was through their complex personal interactions and their devotion to the science that led to breakthroughs surrounding the structure of DNA and our modern understanding of genetics. Readers can learn that science is not about one individual and his or her discoveries, but is the work of many. Numerous scientific breakthroughs can be attributed to competition and rivalry.

The Annotated And Illustrated Double Helix

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476715491
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In his 1968 memoir, The Double Helix (Readers Union, 1969), the brash young scientist James Watson chronicled the drama of the race to identify the structure of DNA, a discovery that would usher in the era of modern molecular biology. After half a century, the implications of the double helix keep rippling outward; the tools of molecular biology have forever transformed the life sciences and medicine. The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix adds new richness to the account of the momentous events that led the charge.

What Mad Pursuit

Author: Francis Crick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786725842
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Candid, provocative, and disarming, this is the widely-praised memoir of the co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA.

Double Helix

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756556465
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"To the untrained eye, Photo 51 was simply a grainy black and white image of dark marks scattered in a rough cross shape. But to the eye of a trained scientist, it was a clear portrait of a DNA fiber taken with X-rays. And to young scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, it confirmed their guess of deoxyribonucleic acid's structure. In 1953 the pair was racing toward solving the mystery of DNA's structure before other scientists could beat them to it. They and others believed that finding the simple structure of the DNA molecule would answer a great mystery, how do organisms live, grow, develop, and survive, generation after generation? Photo 51 and subsequent models based on the photo would prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of life."--Publisher's website.

Dna

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0385351208
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The definitive insider's history of the genetic revolution--significantly updated to reflect the discoveries of the last decade. James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact--practical, social, and ethical--on our society and our world.