Announcing the discovery of the DNA structure, James Watson
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about announcing the discovery of the DNA structure. (DNAi Location: Timeline> Early 1950s > Watson remembers...)
I was invited I guess in sort of late April, there was to be the Cold Spring Harbor symposium, I wasn't on the program, but clearly people were going to be talking about the double helix, so they should hear it first-hand and I flew over on the 1st of June, I remember the plane was almost vacant because the next day was to be the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, so there couldn't have been ten people on the plane. And just as we neared New York the pilot came on and said Hillary had reached the top, top of Mount Everest, and of course I had to think, well, I'd also got to the top of Mount Everest.
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Sydney Brenner talks about James Watson's work on RNA.
A young James Watson holding up a model of the structure of DNA.
James Watson talks about beginnings of the Human Genome Project at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1993.
James Watson talks about how he and Francis Crick decided whose name went first on the 1953 paper.
James Watson talks about from the double helix to the Human Genome Project.
DNA as a double helix.
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