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Watson And DNA : Making a Scientific Revolution.

Author: Victor K McElheny
Publisher: Reading, MA : Basic Books, 2009.
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""A real page-turner ... If Victor McElheny is not already a prince among science writers, this book should elevate him to that high position.""--Judah Folkman, Nature Medicine.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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McElheny, Victor K.
Watson And DNA : Making a Scientific Revolution.
Reading, MA : Basic Books, ©2009
Named Person: James D Watson; James D Watson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor K McElheny
ISBN: 9780786730148 0786730145
OCLC Number: 826479189
Notes: A SPLASH OF JINGOISM.
Description: 1 online resource (502 pages)
Contents: COVER PAGE; PROLOGUE: 19 OCTOBER 1962; 1: BOOKS AND BIRDS: "GROWING UP" IN CHICAGO; "NO MONEY BUT LOTS OF BOOKS"; BIRD-WATCHING QUIZ KID; AVERY AND SCHRöDINGER; LEARNING TO THINK: COLLEGE AT 15; 2: TARGET, THE GENE: BLOOMINGTON AND "PARADISE"; "HIGH-POWER MINDS"; "FUN AND GAMES" WITH MAX; X-RAY SURVIVAL; "LONG WINTER OF RAIN AND DARKNESS"; "WHY NOT ME?"; 3: STUMBLING ON GOLD: TWO SMART ALECKS IN CAMBRIDGE; "A Nagging Yet Productive Symbiosis"; FIASCO; CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT DNA; LINUS'S MISTAKE; "JUST A BEAUTIFUL HELIX"; STEEPLECHASE; BASE PAIRING; 4: A BEAUTIFUL MOLECULE: BEING BELIEVED. CONVINCING THEMSELVESTHE HIDDEN FUTURE; CONVINCING COLLEAGUES; ANNOUNCING THE DISCOVERY; THE FIRST PUBLICITY; CHANGE AT COLD SPRING HARBOR; "FOR A MOMENT, THE ROOM REMAINED SILENT"; 5: NOW WHAT? THRASHING AROUND; "DEAR ROSALIND"; ROMANCE, A SUMMER IN CAMBRIDGE, AND THE GENETIC CODE; "MUCH TRAVAIL" IN PASADENA; A "WISKIE TWISTY" PARTY IN WOODS HOLE; JIM "WAS VERY INTROVERTED THEN"; GETTING JIM TO HARVARD; REJECTION; 6: HARVARD: "FEW DARED CALL HIM TO ACCOUNT"; "A Laboratory of Special Influence"; MAKING ENEMIES; A "CONFIDENTIAL" STYLE OF LECTURING; GOADING YOUNG RESEARCHERS; VIRUSES AND CANCER. INCREASING FAMENOBEL PRIZE; 7: MANIFESTO ANDMARRIAGE; DEFINING THE FIELD: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE GENE; DOES THE RIBOSOME CARRY THE MESSAGE?; THE "PERFECT COUPLE"; MESSENGER RNA; GENETIC CODE; FORWARD GEAR; A VIEW FROM THE PERIPHERY; REVERSE GEAR; LIZ; 8: "FRESH, ARROGANT, CATTY, BRATTY, AND FUNNY"; Watson: "I Can't Imagine Francis Being Harmed"; CRICK: "A VIOLATION OF FRIENDSHIP"; LWOFF: "MAY GOD PROTECT US FROM SUCH FRIENDS!"; MORRISON: "SEEKING ROOM AT THE TOP"; WHY ALL THE FUSS?; 9: A PASSION FOR BUILDING: COLD SPRING HARBOR; ALWAYS EDGY; "A LAB NEAR DEATH"; BIG GOALS. FIXING THE PLACE UPTHE CRUCIAL GIFT; "DNA TOWN"; LIMITS; MANAGEMENT STYLE; SUCCESSION; 10: "HIGHER CELLS": SCIENCE AT COLD SPRING HARBOR; THE PRESSURE TO KEEP IN TOUCH; "THE NEXT BIG HARD PROBLEM"; RESTRICTION ENZYMES; RETROVIRUSES; JIM DROPS IN; LIGHTING UP THE "CYTOSKELETON"; "EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD CAME THROUGH"; CLOSE QUARTERS; PRICE OF FAME; '"HE'LL GIVE YOU A PROJECT"; "JIM WAS REALLY HEARTBROKEN"; "WE WERE HIS YEAST GUYS"; SPLIT GENES; GAZING "UPWARD AT THE BRAIN"; 11: "ODDMAN OUT": RECOMBINANT DNA; GERM WARFARE? "RIDICULOUS"; CLONING; "WAR" ON CANCER; ROBERT POLLACK HAS A FIT. "ALMOST MAGICAL" TOOLSLETTER TO COLLEAGUES: HOLD OFF; GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE BOMB; ASILOMAR II: "THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE"; HYSTERIA AFTER ASILOMAR; "I FELT WE WERE IN REAL TROUBLE"; THE CRITICAL YEAR: 1977; WAIT UNTIL THE SUN BURNS OUT?; 12: GENOME: "IT IS SO OBVIOUS"; WHO?; A STARTLING IDEA; GENETIC FOCUS ON DISEASE; MAPPING, RADIATION, CANCER, GENE THERAPY, AND MACHINES; SANTA CRUZ; SANTA FE; STORM CLOUDS; EMOTION AT COLD SPRING HARBOR; HAMMERING OUT THE DEAL: BRUCE ALBERTS' COMMITTEE; COLLIDING WITH DAVID BALTIMORE; START-UP; PREEMPTIVE STRIKE: "SOME VERY REAL DILEMMAS."

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""A real page-turner ... If Victor McElheny is not already a prince among science writers, this book should elevate him to that high position.""--Judah Folkman, Nature Medicine.

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