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The Double Helix

A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

James D. Watson

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...
Publish Date
June 12
First Published in 1968
Goodreads rating
May 24, 2019
The most impressive feature of The Double Helix is how much the author admits he didn't know. He's constantly talking about papers he couldn't understand and important concepts he didn't grasp.      source
Q: What books do you feel are important reading for people on your career path? P.A.: Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term); for example: The Double Helix by James D. Watson.      source
Feb 18, 2019
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An astonishing literary achievement, and it was about the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century.      source