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Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution

Author: Victor K McElheny
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the discovery of the double helix to the imminent sequencing of the human genome, James Watson has been at dead center in this great biological revolution. Since the very morning after his Nobel Prize-winning discovery, he has continued to ride the scientific supernova that he and his collaborator, Francis Crick, detonated in 1953. Targeting the big questions, mobilizing the best talent, writing the textbook  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Named Person: James D Watson; James D Watson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor K McElheny
ISBN: 0470854294 9780470854297 0470854308 9780470854303
OCLC Number: 51863704
Notes: Originally published in Reading, Mass. by Perseus Publishing.
Description: xiv, 365 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Books and birds, "Growing Up" in Chicago --
Target, the gene, bloomington and "Paradise" --
Stumbling on gold, two smart alecks in Cambridge --
Beautiful molecule, being believed --
Now what? Thrashing around --
Harvard, "Few Dared Call Him to Account" --
Manifesto and marriage --
"Fresh, Arrogant, Catty, Bratty, and Funny" --
Passion for building, Cold Spring Harbor --
"Higher" cells, science at Cold Spring Harbor --
"Old Man Out", recombinant DNA --Genome, "It Is So Obvious" --
Epilogue: "I'm An Optimist."
Responsibility: Victor K. McElheny.

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An account of one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the past century. In 1950 a young American zoologist, James Watson, came to Cambridge to work on molecular biology.  Read more...

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