LA DOBLE HELICE JAMES WATSON PDF

James D. Se les atribuye el descubrimiento de la estructura del ADN. Su lugar de trabajo era el laboratorio Cavendish en la Universidad de Cambridge. Linus Pauling. Primeramente no obtiene el permiso necesario para hacerlo, pero posteriormente recibe apoyo y logra quedarse en Cambridge.

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Shelves: 1star , reviewed , challenge-christmas , read , non-fiction , books-i-own Do not view my rating on this book as an indictment of the science. The story of the discovery of the structure of DNA is a fascinating one and makes for a compelling must-read book. The research behind it merited a Nobel Award But as any first year science student worth their salt can tell you it is a story mired in controversy. I was enthralled by the continuous advancement of ideas that led to the double helical model that we all are familiar with today, but what is deeply unsettling about Do not view my rating on this book as an indictment of the science.

I was enthralled by the continuous advancement of ideas that led to the double helical model that we all are familiar with today, but what is deeply unsettling about this account of those events is the almost casual misogyny that bleeds off practically every page that features Rosalind Franklin. This book recounts the occurrences during the early s from the viewpoint of James Watson so the question could be asked, does the time period and accepted societal viewpoints excuse his narration of the events?

This was a highly educated man. An intelligent man. Surely a man such as that should be held to higher standards and should have been a voice for equality and not one spreading misogynistic ideas?

If Franklin had lived it also would have highlighted the quandary over whether or not she would she have been awarded a Nobel prize too? Undoubtedly her work was a key component in determining the structure of DNA. However, a Nobel Prize can only be awarded to a maximum of three people. Who would have lost out? Would perhaps the medical prize have been awarded to Watson and Crick and the chemistry prize to Franklin and Wilkins?

Sadly we will never know. Rosalind Franklin died from ovarian cancer before the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine which was jointly awarded to Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material". Do we vilify James Watson and triumph Franklin as some sort of wronged feminist icon?

I know what I believe. Five stars for the science But one star for the blatant misogyny which I cannot condone A prior knowledge of DNA structure and protein synthesis is best to enjoy this book and at the very least some basic understanding of the various principles of chemical bonding.

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