In 1952, Linus Pauling proposed a triple-stranded helix structure for DNA.
Although the chemistry was wrong, Linus Pauling's triple-stranded DNA model was a catalyst for James Watson and Francis Crick to solve the structure of DNA.
In 1952, Peter Pauling was a student at Cambridge when his father, Linus, sent him a paper proposing that DNA was a triple helix. James (Jim) Watson eagerly read the paper and realized that Pauling got it wrong.
The last graduate student Linus Pauling ever had. Unconcerned by reputations, Meselson did what he was interested in. Along with Franklin Stahl, Meselson carried out what many biologists regard as "one of the most beautiful experiments in biology."
James Watson talks about how he and Francis Crick felt about Pauling's helix.
Linus Pauling's triple-helix model for DNA and the reaction to this incorrect model.
James Watson describes the triple helix model proposed by Linus Pauling.
"Paul Herold, giant,"
Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl invented the technique of density gradient centrifugation and used this to prove that DNA is replicated semi-conservatively.
Hospital at the Viriginia Colony where Carrie Buck was sterilized.