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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: James D Watson

190 pages, 17 b/w photos, illus

Penguin Books

Paperback | Jun 2007 | #90402 | ISBN-13: 9780140268775
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Paperback | Dec 1995 | #59468 | ISBN: 0140031421
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #87682 | ISBN: 0297818147
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About this book

Reprint edition. A frank, personal account of the discovery of the helical structure of the DNA molecule for which Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Watson won the Nobel prize.

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James Watson was born in Chicago in 1928. He studied zoology at the University of Chicago, and was awarded his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1950. Between 1950 and 1953 he worked at Copenhagen and Cambridge, where together with Francis Crick he solved the structure of DNA, for which they received a share of the Nobel Prize in 1962. His other publications include THE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE GENE and THE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL. He lives in the USA.

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