Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 2
In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick solved the 3-D structure of DNA. Dr. Watson has a long-term interest in genetics education.
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DNA as a double helix.
Linus Pauling's triple-helix model for DNA and the reaction to this incorrect model.
The importance of DNA, not proteins, as a genetic molecule.
Figuring out the base pairing.
James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953
DNA base pairs
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 solved the structure of DNA. Other scientists, like Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, also contributed to this discovery.
James Watson talks about his partnership with Francis Crick.
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.