James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953
James Watson (R) and Francis Crick (L) walking along the banks at Cambridge University.
James Watson and Francis Crick developed the idea to explain how DNA and RNA related in protein production.
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 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 how he and Francis Crick decided whose name went first on the 1953 paper.
DNA as a double helix.
Figuring out the base pairing.