Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid

@article{Watson1953MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid},
  author={J. Watson and F. Crick},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1953},
  volume={171},
  pages={737-738}
}
The determination in 1953 of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), with its two entwined helices and paired organic bases, was a tour de force in X-ray crystallography. But more significantly, it also opened the way for a deeper understanding of perhaps the most important biological process. In the words of Watson and Crick: "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing that we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material… Expand
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