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Co-Discoverer of DNA Structure is the First Person to Have Genome Mapped

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James Watson is a molecular biologist best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. Along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, he was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology

Co-Discoverer of DNA Structure is the First Person to Have Genome Mapped

Tom Fudge: You could say that James Watson is the co-father of the double helix. He and fellow scientists Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins discovered the structure of DNA in the early-50s. Watson would soon be awarded the Nobel Prize . Watson was born in Chicago in 1928. He later earned a degree in zoology and spent some time on the faculty of Harvard. He was briefly director of the government's Humane Genome Project.

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Dr. James Watson will be speaking and signing his book <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Boring-People-Lessons-Science/dp/0375412840"> <i> Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science </i> </a> tonight (Sept. 24) at 7 p.m. at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dgwillsbooks.com/"> D.G. Wills Books in La Jolla </a> . <br>

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  • James Watson , co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. The Nobel Prize winner has a long and distinguished career as a scientist. And now he's written his memoir Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science .