History of DNA Discovery

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Unformatted text preview: THE HISTORY OF DNA DISCOVERY 1-Table of Contents- James Watson......................................................................................................................3 Francis Crick........................................................................................................................4 Rosalind Franklin.................................................................................................................5 Linus Pauling.......................................................................................................................6 Maurice Wilkins..................................................................................................................7 Erwin Chargaff.....................................................................................................................8 Walter Gilbert......................................................................................................................9 Works Cited.....................................................................................................................10-11 Reference Articles.............................................................................................................12-27 2 JAMES WATSON- Biography- James Dewey Watson was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 6 th , 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 Presidents 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 worlds 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....
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