DNA: the Secret of Life

Author(s): James D. Watson


Along with Frances Crick, James Watson discovered the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. This book describes the 50 years of explosive scientific achievement that derived from their work, including Dolly the sheep, GM foods and designer babies.


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Born in the US, James Watson won the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine in 1962 for elucidating the structure and function of DNA, while working with Francis Crick in Cambridge. For the last three decades, he has been at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab in New York state, for most of the time as its director. He is the author of a number of books, including the international bestseller The Double Helix.

General Fields

  • : 9780434011162
  • : archi
  • : archi
  • : March 2003
  • : 236mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James D. Watson
  • : Hardback
  • : 572.86
  • : 464
  • : photos(some colour )