"James D Watson" Essays and Research Papers

1 - 10 of 500

James D Watson

summary James d Watson had a massive impact on society with his co-discovery of DNA. He was a very intelligent as a child, with his favorite word being ""why". The discovery wouldn’t of came if it wasn't for the help from a few other very important scientist. SO many changes have come about of the discovery of DNA, on of the most well known would be genetic engineering, and to many to name. James D. Watson had a huge impact on society with his co-discovery of DNA, from a young age he was very...

Premium Maurice Wilkins, Double helix, Rosalind Franklin 1010  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

James Watson

James Dewey Watson is the man known for his great contribution to science. He and Francis Crick created the Double-Helix which later helped many other scientists. James Dewey Watson was born April 6, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. He is still alive today. Watson’s childhood was spent in Chicago, Illinois. As a child, he lived with being punier than other boys in class. The only consolation was his parents' empathy — they encouraged constant trips to the local store for chocolate milk shakes...

Premium Human Genome Project, DNA, Francis Crick 551  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

James Watson

James Dewey Watson For my biography, I decided to write about the biologist James Dewey Watson. He was born during the 1920’s. Along the side of Francis Crick, he was famous for the discovery of the DNA double helix. The way we look at the composition of the human body is different because of them and their research. James Watson was born on April 5, 1928 to the parents of James D. Watson and Jean Mitchell. His father back round was of English descent and his mother’s...

Premium The Double Helix, Maurice Wilkins, Francis Crick 611  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

A Humble and Shallow Review of The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D Watson

Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D Watson As a piece of book review as regards the book The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA, written by James D. Walter in an autobiographic tone, this paper aims at offering a preliminary glimpse of the nature of scientific discovery and the constraints of scientific specialization as well as women’s role in science. Just like James Watson said, no two people ever see the same event in exactly...

Premium The Double Helix, Scientist, Double helix 955  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Watson and Crick - DNA

October 2013 Science Informative Essay – Watson and Crick What is DNA? DNA is described as “a nucleic acid that carries the genetic information in the cell and is capable of self-reproduction and synthesis of RNA” at “The Free Dictionary”. According to nature.com, DNA is “a double-stranded helix, with the two [long chains of nucleotides] connected...

Premium Nobel Prize, Francis Crick, James D. Watson 794  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Commentary on Watson and Crick Dna Discovery

In their 1953 Nature publication, Watson and Crick announced their landmark discovery: DNA exists in the form of a right handed, three-dimensional double helix. They described their DNA model as two DNA strands connected by hydrogen bonds between complementary bases.  Adenine bases are always paired with thymines, and cytosines are always paired with guanines. Watson and Crick identified the anti-parallel configuration of DNA strands; each 5' end of one strand is paired with the 3' end of its complementary...

Premium DNA, Francis Crick, Scientific method 631  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

American History. Rosalind Franklin Treated Unfairly

Rosalind Franklin Treated Unfairly Francis Crick & James D. Watson • Franklin was beaten to publication Of DNA structure by Crick and Watson • Crick & Watson were awarded the nobel prize in Physiology or medicine in 1962 • Behind the story of Watson & Crick unfairness towards Rosalind Franklin. Early Years Rosalind Elsie Franklin was born on July, 25, 1920. She grew up in Notting Hill London. Rosalind was the fifth child out of four in her family. Along...

Premium Nobel Prize, DNA, James D. Watson 564  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

History and Discovery of DNA

other half. The four nucleotides in DNA contain the bases adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T). The people responsible for the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA were Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin, Linus Pauling, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins. To solve the structure of DNA four ideas had to come together:The first was that the phosphate backbone was on the outside, bases on the inside. That the molecule was a double helix. That the strands were antiparallel. ...

Premium Linus Pauling, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin 1058  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Double Helix

The Double Helix James Watson accounts all the events of his career that occurred during 1950 to 1953, which led to the discovery of structure of the DNA in his famous piece of science writing called “The Double Helix”. In his book, James Watson describes how he and Francis Crick discovered the structure of the deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) that leads to the major themes of this book, which is nature of scientific discovery. Watson describes his and Crick’s search for a simple explanation of DNA...

Premium Linus Pauling, James D. Watson, Max Perutz 830  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Double Helix

processes and methods I found was when Watson said Franklins X-ray patterns are getting better and better. Watson described them as getting more beautiful. You could see it as someone cooking, they start to get better at it after practice. Another analogy could be playing the piano, in the beginning you are not very good and you do not know much, but later on after you practice you start to get better. As the X-ray patterns kept improving, it helped Watson and Crick create the first DNA model. It...

Premium Francis Crick, James D. Watson, The Double Helix 871  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free