James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953
Francis Crick at Cavendish, next to an X-ray tube.
The DNA molecule is shaped like a twisted ladder.
James Watson and Francis Crick developed the idea to explain how DNA and RNA related in protein production.
James Watson (R) and Francis Crick (L) walking along the banks at Cambridge University.
1953 picture of Francis Crick (L) and James Watson (R) walking along the backs of King's College in Cambridge.
DNA base pairs
James Watson and Francis Crick's 1953 Nature paper.
1966 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on protein synthesis. (L-R) Har Gobind Khorana, Francis Crick, Marianne Grunberg-Manago.
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.