Linus Pauling, circa 1970s.
Linus Pauling's triple-helix model for DNA and the reaction to this incorrect model.
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.
James Watson describes the triple helix model proposed by Linus Pauling.
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."
Genes that can cause neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques are strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease.
James Watson talks about how he and Francis Crick felt about Pauling's helix.
"Data collected by Miss Devitt, May and Nov. 1915," Eugenics Records Office fieldworker (4)
Eugenics Research Association 16th Annual Meeting (1)