Genes, Girls, and Gamow - After the Double Helix

James D. Watson with Andrew Berry
Alfred A. Knopf
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ISBN 0-375-41283-2

This new book picks up where the double helix left off and is written in the same frank and gossipy tone. After discovering the double helix, Watson moves back to the US to do work at Cal Tech (he trashes California) and Woods Hole. Along the way he continues his effort that he described in "The Double Helix" to find a girl friend, aided by other young scientists who later become the scientific elite of the United States and Great Britain. He describes the early days of the RNA Tie Club and the efforts involved to work out expression (including the speculation about and ultimate discovery of the roles of mRNA and tRNA.) It's an interesting read.




Reviewed by: 
Jim DeKloe


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