This timely reissue of Watso's feisty memoir gives a dramatic account of how the double helix was mapped. (James Urquhart FINANCIAL TIMES
An exhilarating memoir (John Dugdale GUARDIAN
The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA.
About the Author
James Watson studied zoology at the University of Chicago, subsequently moving to Europe to work in Copenhagen and Cambridge, where together with Francis Crick, he solved the structure of DNA, for which they received a share of the Nobel Prize in 1962. From 1961 he was Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Harvard. Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics and head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College, London. He is a television presenter and a prize-winning author and he has a regular science column in the DAILY TELEGRAPH.