Honest Jim and the Double Helix

Merrick, Catherine
September 2011
Slightly Foxed;Fall2011, Issue 31, p28
The article focuses on the author's insights regarding the book "The Double Helix," a personal memoir written by James Watson. The author shares how the book helped Watson, who together with Francis Crick solved the structure of DNA and set molecular biology in motion, to become a biologist. She provides an overview of the book and adds that emerging epiphany into the narrative is one of the principal strengths of Watson's memoir.


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