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The Double Helix
James Watson's account of the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule.
Very interesting. Written from Watson's personal point of view he is quite honest about the personalities he worked with and the problems caused by his personal interactions. Not much technical information here - they seem to achieve all their major breakthroughs by simply chatting about things with different people and then having a lucky guess. He certainly seems to have benefitted from a lot of hard methodical work done by Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin.
Score: 8
Published: 1968
Read: November 7th 2016