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Week 8 Notes - Change in attitude? o Possible Reasons 1962:...

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The Double Helix in Perspective 19/11/2007 16:56:00 Double Helix in Context Watson and Crick’s New Ideas o Double helical structure o Complementary base pairing Suggested replication Suggested mutation Old Ideas o DNA = genetic material o Chemical structure of DNA o Chargaff’s work on base ratios o Notion of a genetic code and language of information Reception of Watson and Crick’s Work in the 1950s “Quiet debut” Discussion on a photograph Discussion on the model
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Unformatted text preview: Change in attitude? o Possible Reasons 1962: Nobel Prize to Watson & Crick Debate on origins of molecular biology (Book?) The Double Helix by Watson Mixed reaction by scientists Book established basic narrative of discovery Included scandals Double Helix as Cultural Icon Launch of human genome project gives double helix new prominence Symbolic & aesthetic value of double helix Beyond the Double Helix 19/11/2007 16:56:00...
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