Watson and DNA
Making a Scientific Revolution
By (author) Victor K. McElheny
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Watson and DNA by Victor K. McElheny
Book DescriptionThe most influential scientist of the last century, James Watson has been at dead center in the creation of modern molecular biology. This masterful biography brings to life the extraordinary achievements not only of Watson but also all those working on this cutting edge of scientific discovery, such as Walter Gilbert, Francis Crick, Francois Jacob, and David Baltimore. From the ruthless competition in the race to identify the structure of DNA to a near mutiny in the Harvard biology department, to clashes with ethicists over issues in genetics, Watson has left a wake of detractors as well as fans. Victor McElheny probes brilliantly behind the veil of Watson's own invented persona, bringing us close to the relentless genius and scientific impresario who triggered and sustained a revolution in science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738208664
(229mm x 153mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Victor K. McElheny
Drawing the Map of Life, Paperback (August 2012)
"A stirring explanation of why the Human Genome Project -- which mapped our DNA -- matters." -- Discover
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Author Biography - Victor K. McElheny
Victor K. McElheny is a distinguished science journalist who has covered the revolution in molecular biology for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Science for nearly four decades.
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