The Resource Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution, Victor K. McElheny

Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution, Victor K. McElheny

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Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution
Title
Watson and DNA
Title remainder
making a scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
Victor K. McElheny
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLM
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McElheny, Victor K
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watson, James D
  • Molecular biologists
  • Molecular genetics
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Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution, Victor K. McElheny
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Publication
Note
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-345) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036918071
Label
Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution, Victor K. McElheny
Link
Publication
Note
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-345) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036918071

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