History of DNA Discovery - THEHISTORYOFDNA DISCOVERY 1-Table of ContentsJames Watson.3 Francis Crick.4 Rosalind Franklin.5 Linus Pauling.6 Maurice

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 THE HISTORY OF DNA DISCOVERY1
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-Table of Contents-James Watson......................................................................................................................3Francis Crick........................................................................................................................4Rosalind Franklin.................................................................................................................5Linus Pauling.......................................................................................................................6Maurice Wilkins..................................................................................................................7Erwin Chargaff.....................................................................................................................8Walter Gilbert......................................................................................................................9Works Cited.....................................................................................................................10-11Reference Articles.............................................................................................................12-272
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JAMES WATSON- Biography-James Dewey Watson was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 6th, 1928, as the son of James D. Watson- a business man- and Jean Mitchel. He attended South Shore High School and then received a tuition scholarship to the University of Chicago in the year of 1943. He received a B.Sc. degree in Zoology in 1947, and later attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he received his Ph.D degree in Zoology. He later won the Nobel Prize in physiology /medicine in 1962, and was a consultant on the President’s Scientific Advisory Community. He enjoyed bird-watching and walking. - Scientific Achievement-Watson joined Cavendish Laboratories where many other important people where trying to determine the make up of DNA. With Crick and Wilkins, James published a book, and was later awarded the nobel prize for his contributions to the scientific community. He was also the director of the world’s best laboratories for molecular biology, and because of that, he was appointed Head of the Human Genome Project at the National Institute of Health.- DNA Discovery-In 1950, Wilkins, Franklin, and Crick were trying to determine the makeup of DNA, and had determined that DNA was a molecule with two strands when Watson came along. Watson and Crick proposed that DNA was a winding helix in which pairs of bases held the strands together. They created a model of the DNA double helix, and Watson published his DNA discovery and titled it The Double Helix.-Reflection-I learned that James Watson worked with Crick to discover what DNA really is and how it works. He changed genetics forever, which is why he won the Nobel Prize. I believe he started a revolution in the scientific world; just by discovering the helical nature of DNA and its bases. -Conclusion-James Watson is the most important man in DNA discovery, because he was the man who constructed an actual model. He won the Nobel prize for his discovery of the double helix in DNA structure. He wrote a book called The Double Helix. James Watson used other people’s ideas and his own to construct a correct model of DNA.3
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FRANCIS CRICK- Biography-Francis Harry Compton Crick was born on June 8th, 1916, at Northampton, England. He was educated at Mill Hill High School in London, and when to London Universtiy College. There, he received a B.Sc. in 1937, and was studying for his Ph.D., but was interrupted by war. In 1939, he worked as a scientist for the British Admirality. In 1953, Crick was part of the Protein Structure Project in Brooklyn. He later won the Nobel Prize for his work with DNA in 1962 for physiology and medicine. Crick enjoys conversing with his friends in his free time.
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