Who said 'helix'?

  title={Who said 'helix'?},
  author={Watson Fuller},
  • W. Fuller
  • Published 21 August 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
Right and wrong in the story of how the structure of DNA was discovered. 
Discovering the DNA double helix and the secret of life
The purpose of this article is to set out some of the intellectual steps resolved by Crick and Watson in their many discussions over lunch at the Eagle public house and on their long walks around Cambridge that were prerequisites in the postulation of their novel model for the three-dimensional structure of DNA.
From Template Principle of Nikolai K. Koltzov to the Double Helix Model of DNA Structure
Abstract The “Omnis molecule ex molecule” idea of the template principle for the hereditary molecule’s replication is one of the most significant predictions of N.K. Koltzov. This idea found little
Diffraction by DNA, carbon nanotubes and other helical nanostructures
This review discusses the diffraction patterns of x-rays or electrons scattered by fibres of helical biological molecules and by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) from the unified point of view of the
DNA: hardware and software of life
In this introductory paper I will first go back in history and endeavor to explain in simple terms, with the support of optical diffraction experiments, just how X-ray fiber diffraction pictures lead
Mapping Nature’s scientist: The posthumous demarcation of Rosalind Franklin’s crystallographic data
ABSTRACT Nature, the journal that in 1953 published James Watson and Francis Crick’s double-helix model of DNA, also published numerous pieces about crystallographer Rosalind Franklin. Franklin’s
Thermal denaturation of A-DNA
The DNA molecule can take various conformational forms. Investigations focus mainly on the so-called ‘B-form’, schematically drawn in the famous paper by Watson and Crick [1]. This is the usual form
Karl Pearson and the Logic of Science: Renouncing Causal Understanding (the Bride) and Inverted Spinozism.
Karl Pearson is the leading figure of XX century statistics. He and his co-workers crafted the core of the theory, methods and language of frequentist or classical statistics -- the prevalent
Ionic mobility in DNA films studied by dielectric spectroscopy
The dielectric properties are dominated by the mobility and diffusivity of the counter-ions and their interactions with the DNA molecules, which can therefore be characterized for the A- and B-forms of DNA.
Ethics in Research and Publication
Within the last two decades, several clinical researchers from various specialties whose publications profoundly influenced the practice of anesthesiology were guilty of extensive research fraud and misconduct, and therein, adversely affected the safe practice ofAnesthesiology.


Rosalind Franklin and the double helix
A draft manuscript shows how near Rosalind Franklin came to finding the correct structure of DNA.
Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
In this article Dr Klug discusses Dr Franklin's contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA in the light of accounts given by Professor Watson in his book The Double Helix and by Dr
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
This is a reissue of the classic account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, where James D. Watson tells of the excitement of being a young American scientist in Cambridge and how he saw the challenge of a great discovery waiting to be made.
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
The untold story of the woman who helped to make one of humanity's greatest discoveries - DNA - but who was never given credit for doing so. 'Our dark lady is leaving us next week.' On 7 March 1953
The double helix and all that.
The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibres. I. The influence of water content
A qualitative survey by Franklin & Gosling of the types of X-ray diagram given by highly orientated specimens of NaDNA at different humidities is reported. The structural changes which occur in NaDNA