The Central Dogma
1953 picture of Francis Crick (L) and James Watson (R) walking along the backs of King's College in Cambridge.
James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953
The DNA molecule is shaped like a twisted ladder.
James Watson talks about the Central Dogma: transcription and translation.
DNA base pairs
RNA is an intermediary between DNA and protein.
James Watson (R) and Francis Crick (L) walking along the banks at Cambridge University.
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.
James Watson and Francis Crick's 1953 Nature paper.
James Watson talks about RNA's role in the cell.