James Watson (1960s)

James Watson teamed up with Francis Crick to figure out the structure of DNA in 1953. With the secret of life revealed, Watson was intrigued by the prospect of manipulating living things.

francis crick,james watson,structure of dna,1960s

  • ID: 15648
  • Source: DNALC.DNAi

Related Content

15543. James Watson and Francis Crick

James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAi

15015. 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.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAi

15539. DNA base pairs

DNA base pairs

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAi

16022. James Watson and Francis Crick, 1953

The DNA molecule is shaped like a twisted ladder.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAi

15876. The Central Dogma

James Watson and Francis Crick developed the idea to explain how DNA and RNA related in protein production.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAi

16433. Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 2

DNA as a regular, repeating structure -- a helix.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAFTB

16434. Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 3

DNA as a double helix.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAFTB

16436. Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 5

Figuring out the base pairing.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAFTB

16432. Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 1

The importance of DNA, not proteins, as a genetic molecule.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAFTB

16435. Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 4

Linus Pauling's triple-helix model for DNA and the reaction to this incorrect model.

  • ID: 15648
  • Type: image
  • Source: DNAFTB