Do you think scientific research should be a race? Why or why not? In your opinion, were the Nobel Prizes awarded fairly?
Chomet and published by Newman-Hemisphere textor btinternet. Watson and Crick stole Franklin's work. The entry should say more in that direction, if PBS is to be believed.
Watson, whereupon Watson, with Francis Crick, succeeded in determining the molecule's structure, and published in Nature magazine on April 25, an article describing the double-helical structure of DNA.
Articles by Wilkins and Franklin illuminating their X-ray diffraction data supporting the findings of Watson and Crick were published in the same issue. If PBS is to be believed. Don't take my word for it.
According to Brenda Maddox it was Crick who suggested that they try the phosphate on the outside although Rosalind Franklin had told them this when she spotted the error in their previous model.
Watson's reaction was that it was too easy too many possibilities with the phosphates on the outsideCrick suggested trying anyway.
Wilkins also told them the dimensions of one full turn of the helix Crick and Watson got hold of a copy of the MRC report, but it was not stolen, it was not private or confidential, though it was really only meant as an internal report to the funding body, so they could check their money wasn't being wasted.
Crick and Watson got important information about the type of space group fundemental unit the crystal was composed of from the report, and worked out from this that the two strands run counter to each other.
I think it more accurate to say that they were more like confidence tricksters than thieves. They provided a shoulder to cry on for Maurice Wilkins, who then rather naively gave more information to them than was wise. Of course anyone with any integrity would not have exploited the situation in the shameless way Crick and Watson did.
Of course Wilkins was also amply rewarded for his duplicity, sharing in the Nobel prize. Watson's implication that the pair of them had obtained Dr. Crick believed he obtained the data fairly since she had presented it at a public lecture, to which he had been invited.
Watson had misreported a vital figure from the lecture, a correct version reached Dr. Crick through the Medical Research Council report. Crick had treated her unfairly, she never gave any sign of it. She became friends with both Dr.
Watson, and spent her last remission from cancer in Dr. Believe it all; why not? From what I understand, Franklin never learned of her data being secretly obtained by Crick and Watson. It also seems doubtful she knew the extent of what Wilkins did. If this is true, this could explain much of the Crick obituary excerpt, although it doesn't speak much of Crick.
Also, I remember reading somewhere that Franklin's article with Wilkins in Nature, that appeared concurrently with the Crick and Watson article, was seen by many to be corroboration of Crick and Watson's work.
Crick and Watson did not advertise that they had gotten their ideas from Franklin's data in order to bolster this seeming corroboration. Also, it seems clear that Franklin did not know at that time of their use of her data, since in her article she also says that her independent data is consistent with Crick and Watson.
Watson pretty much makes it clear they stole it.- James Watson's The Double Helix James Watson's account of the events that led to the discovery of the structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is a very witty narrative, and shines light on .
Jul 31, · James Watson's wiki: James Dewey Watson (born April 6, ) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin.
Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins wereNationality: United States. An interview with the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. Dr. James D. Watson at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
On 25 April , Francis Crick (left) and James Watson (right) published a paper in Nature describing the double helix structure of DNA. Photograph: AP. They incessantly discussed the problem, bouncing ideas off one another. The discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA gave momentum to this kind of work. Franklin’s photograph was critical in solving the problem, as Watson admitted in his book, The Double Helix. On 25 April , Francis Crick (left) and James Watson (right) published a paper in Nature describing the double helix structure of DNA. Photograph: AP.
The Double Helix is a famous book. It's also an infamous one. Apr 02, · Science and Personality The Double Helix James Watson and Francis Crick would not have been the scientists credited for discovering DNA’s helical structure had it not been for Crick’s vibrant personality.
Watson met Crick on his first day at Cambridge and stated, “Departing would be idiocy, for I had immediately discovered . ing the structure of DNA, Rosalind Franklin is known to many only as seen through the distorting lens of James Watson’s book,The Double Helix.
Lynne Osman Elkin Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix. identical size of the ladder rungs and also Erwin Chargaff’s.
A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick (1) The discovery of DNA’s double-helix structure was a major blow to the vitalist approach and gave momentum to the reductionist field of molecular biology. yet Watson later admits in his book The Double Helix that these data were critical in solving the problem.