11/16/2012

The Double Helix and Beyond: Catching Up With James Watson

James Watson. Image courtesy of Herbert Gutfreund/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives
James Watson. Image courtesy of Herbert Gutfreund/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick pieced together the structure of DNA—the now-famous double helix. To celebrate the release of a new annotated and illustrated edition of his 1968 book, The Double Helix, James Watson reflects on the groundbreaking discovery.

Segment Guests

James Watson

James Watson is the author of The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 2012) and a chancellor emeritus at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

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About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.