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Genes, girls, and Gamow : after the double helix

Author: James D Watson
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"How Jim Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helical structure of DNA first became known to the general public in 1968 through Watson's watershed The Double Helix." "Genes, Girls and Gamow takes up the story of Watson's life from where The Double Helix finishes, the announcement of the double helix in the journal Nature in April 1953. The diary-like entries describe with freshness and immediacy Watson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, James D., 1928-
Genes, girls, and Gamow.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2001
(OCoLC)623041455
Named Person: James D Watson; James D Watson; James D Watson; James D (Biologe) Watson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Watson
ISBN: 0375412832 9780375412837
OCLC Number: 47716375
Description: xxix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: James D. Watson.
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"How Jim Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helical structure of DNA first became known to the general public in 1968 through Watson's watershed The Double Helix." "Genes, Girls and Gamow takes up the story of Watson's life from where The Double Helix finishes, the announcement of the double helix in the journal Nature in April 1953. The diary-like entries describe with freshness and immediacy 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 by copies of hand-written letters from the larger-than-life, Russian-born theoretician George Gamow, who had made major contributions to physics but, in this period, was also intrigued by genes, RNA, and the elusive genetic code."--Jacket.

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