M6 Critical Reading Form for Watson & Crick (1953), Crick (1954), & Franklin & Gosling (1953)
Questions for Watson and Crick’s Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids (1953)
1.What two other structures of DNA had already been proposed while Watson and Crick were writing
their paper? What did they feel was wrong with each of these structures?
2. What is the “novel” feature of the DNA structure that Watson and Crick proposed? Was it actually
3. Were Watson and Crick able to realize how DNA would be replicated based on their proposed
structure? Explain why or why not.
Questions for Crick’s 1954 follow-up paper:
4. What evidence from other scientists’ research does Crick cite to support his model of DNA?
5. What are the important features of DNA pointed out by Crick in this paper?