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