Long-Lost Letters From DNA Pioneers Reveal Conflicts and Tensions

Newly found letters between Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins illuminate the race to determine the structure of DNAA cache of missing letters, postcards and other documents belonging to Francis Crick, the scientist who helped crack the structure of DNA in the 1950s, has been discovered by researchers in America.The nine archive boxes of lost correspondence include letters that reveal the exasperation and strained relationships at the heart of one of the greatest discoveries of modern science.Crick died in 2004. Almost all of his early correspondence was thought to have been thrown away by an over-efficient secretary at Cambridge University, where Crick and James Watson created the first double helix model of DNA in 1953.A report in the journal Nature reveals that the letters were not discarded, but had become mixed up with papers belonging to another scientist, Sydney Brenner, who shared an office with Crick for 20 years and recently donated his own archive materials to the library at Cold Spring Harbour Labo

Long-Lost Letters From DNA Pioneers Reveal Conflicts and Tensions

Almost 50 years after they won the Nobel Prize for defining the structure ...

Thu 30 Sep 10 from Discover Magazine

How Crick and Watson's DNA lab was a hive of genius - and sexism

A batch of "lost" letters written 50 years ago has cast new light on the intense and sometimes bitter rivalries behind one of the greatest achievements of the scientific age - the discovery ...

Wed 29 Sep 10 from The Independent

Letters show strain in DNA team

Newly-found letters of British scientists behind the discovery of the structure of DNA highlight tensions around this major scientific breakthrough.

Wed 29 Sep 10 from BBC News

Unread correspondence of Francis Crick: New twists in double helix discovery story are uncovered

The story of the double helix's discovery has a few new twists. A new primary source -- a never-before-read stack of letters to and from Francis Crick, and other historical materials dating ...

Wed 29 Sep 10 from Phys.org

New twists in double helix discovery story are uncovered, Wed 29 Sep 10 from Biology News

Francis Crick's newfound letters add to the drama of the DNA story

The letters, which he had thought had been accidentally thrown away, reveal that the discovery of the double helix could have turned out differently if the characters involved had a little more ...

Wed 29 Sep 10 from L.A. Times

‘Lost’ Letters Reveal Twists in Discovery of Double Helix

Newly uncovered 'lost' letters reveal additional details on the race to discover DNA's molecular structure

Wed 29 Sep 10 from Livescience

Letters shed light on bitter rivalries behind discovery of DNA double helix

Newly found letters between Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins illuminate the race to determine the structure of DNAA cache of missing letters, postcards and other documents belonging to Francis ...

Wed 29 Sep 10 from Guardian.co.uk

New Twists In Double Helix Discovery Story Are Uncovered

2 Watson School professors find unread correspondence of Francis CrickThe story of the double helix's discovery has a few new twists. A new primary source -- a never-before-read stack of letters ...

Thu 30 Sep 10 from RedOrbit

New twists in double helix discovery story are uncovered, Wed 29 Sep 10 from e! Science News

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