Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 3
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 regular, repeating structure -- a helix.
Linus Pauling's triple-helix model for DNA and the reaction to this incorrect model.
Figuring out the base pairing.
The importance of DNA, not proteins, as a genetic molecule.
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, Cambridge University, 1953
James Watson talks about his partnership with Francis Crick.
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 how he and Francis Crick decided whose name went first on the 1953 paper.