The Double Helix

Watson and Crick’s 1953 discovery of double-helix structure of DNA paved the way for the astounding breakthroughs in genetics and medicine that marked the second half of the 20th century.

Watson’s classic memoir written in 1968 of the discovery, The Double Helix, changed the way the public perceives scientists, thanks to its candid and wonderfully straightforward account of the personality conflicts on this journey.

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