Title: The Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson
Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and James Watson won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1962 for the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.
In this book James Watson tells the story of the discovery of DNA from his point of view and how a couple of less knowledgable scientists beat the acclaimed experts to the prize. It is a short easy to read story that conveys how some science is done. Building on previous work, trial and error, dead ends, collaboration, competition, organizational…[Read more]