Francis Crick and James Watson in Cambridge.
1953 picture of Francis Crick (L) and James Watson (R) walking along the backs of King's College in Cambridge.
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DNA base pairs
James Watson and Francis Crick developed the idea to explain how DNA and RNA related in protein production.
James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953
James Watson and Francis Crick solved the structure of DNA. Other scientists, like Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, also contributed to this discovery.
James Watson talks about RNA's role in the cell.
Image depicting DNA helix model and table.
15492. Discovering the double helix structure of DNA, James Watson, video with 3D animation and narration
James Watson used cardboard cutouts representing the shapes of the DNA bases to figure out how bases pair.
James Watson talks about his partnership with Francis Crick.
Because it contains the directions for assembling the components of the cell, DNA is often thought of as the "instruction book" for assembling life.
James Watson talks about the Central Dogma: transcription and translation.