Video 19: James Dewey Watson, clip 4
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.
DNA as a double helix.
The importance of DNA, not proteins, as a genetic molecule.
Figuring out the base pairing.
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 talks about how he and Francis Crick felt about Pauling's helix.
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.
James Watson describes the triple helix model proposed by Linus Pauling.
In 1952, Linus Pauling proposed a triple-stranded helix structure for DNA.
James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953