Watson and DNA: Making a Scientific Revolution
From the discovery of the double helix to the imminent sequencing of the human genome, James Watson has been at dead center in this great biological revolution. Since the very morning after his Nobel Prize-winning discovery, he has continued to ride the scientific supernova that he and his collaborator, Francis Crick, detonated in 1953. Targeting the big questions, mobilizing the best talent, writing the textbook that defined molecular biology, energizing the "war on cancer," he has served as a prime mover of the DNA era. Now, a distinguished science reporter who has known him for decades and worked for him for four years, with unique access to the scientists who know Watson best, has written an unauthorized, non-reverential account of this extraordinary man. While Watson is probably the most influential scientist in the last half-century, he is also one of the most controversial. From the ruthless competition in the race to identify the structure of DNA, to clashes with ethicists over charged issues in genetics, to a chorus of Bronx cheers for his recent memoir, Watson has left a wake of detractors as well as fans. Until now, Watson has managed to keep control over his legend, fending off aspiring biographers with his own memoirs. Victor McElheny gets behind this invented persona, bringing us close to the relentless genius who triggered and sustained a revolution in science that affects us all.
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For over half a century, James Watson has maintained his position as the dominant star within a constellation of Nobel prize winners and outstanding scientists. Eccentric, elusive, and iconoclastic, he lacks tact and grace, and his behavior can be shocking. Yet he is insightfully sharp in science and is also known to be a skillful administrator. Attempting to capture the essence of this genius, distinguished science journalist McElheny catalogs the highlights of Watson's career from his unraveling the mystery of DNA with Francis Crick to current genome projects. While he tells a thrilling adventure story of molecular science, McElheny fails to offer a real sense of the human being behind the scientist. Watson's relationships with others besides Crick are never analyzed, and McElheny relies primarily on countless quotes from Crick's associates to describe his difficult behavior. Still, his book offers exciting science history and is recommended for all public and academic libraries as a companion to Watson's own memoirs (The Double Helix, A Passion for DNA, and Genes, Girls, and Gamow).-Rita Hoots, Woodland Coll., CA ...
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