Genes, Girls and Gamow
In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA and Watson's personal account of the discovery, The Double Helix, was published in 1968. Genes, Girls and Gamow is also autobiographical, covering the period from when The Double Helix ends, in 1953, to a few years later, and ending with a Postscript bringing the story up to date. Here is Watson adjusting to new-found fame, carrying out tantalizing experiments on the role of RNA in biology, and falling in love. Thebook is enlivened with copies of handwritten letters from the larger than life character George Gamow, who had made significant contributions to physics but became intrigued by genes, RNA and the elusive genetic code. This is a tale of heartbreak, scientific excitement and ambition, laced with travelogue and '50s atmosphere.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
Girls, Genes, and Gamow, is not as good as the Double Helix, but is still an interesting account of some important years of genetic discoveries. It covers the years following the big discovery and the ... Read full review
Genes, girls, and gamow: after the Double helixUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This second autobiographical work by Nobel prize winner Watson provides additional details of his personal life and experience during and after his and Francis Crick's discovery of the double helix as ... Read full review
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