The Double Helix: Annotated and Illustrated by James D. WatsonBy identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of sciences greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Cricks desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work.
DNA: Opening Pandora's Box - Full Documentary
Discovery of the structure of DNA
Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, this fun lab asks students to examine the same information that scientists Watson and Crick had available in order to solve DNA's structure. Students work cooperatively, and compete to be the first to solve the double helix. I'm new to TPT, and would love feedback if you have a minute. I'm adding new content on a weekly basis, so click follow me under my store name to be the first to know. If you like this product, you may like "Testing Mixtures for Use as a Bio- armor", where students use STEM skills to design a biological armor; my students love it.
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about his partnership with Francis Crick. Well I guess my chief advantage came from, well my you know, coming from the field of genetics where the big question is what is the gene. And I'd sort of boxed myself in and that was the only problem worth solving. Whereas Rosalind was trained as a physical chemist, Maurice as a, as a physicist, they didn't see themselves, you know, as having only one objective.
Watson and F. Crick 1 April 25, 2 , Nature 3 , , We wish to suggest a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid D. This structure has novel features which are of considerable biological interest. A structure for nucleic acid has already been proposed by Pauling 4 and Corey 1. They kindly made their manuscript available to us in advance of publication. Their model consists of three intertwined chains, with the phosphates near the fibre axis, and the bases on the outside.