Watson James Dewey


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Wat·son

 (wŏt′sən), James Dewey Born 1928.
American molecular biologist who with Francis Crick proposed a spiral model, the double helix, for the molecular structure of DNA. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for this work.

Wat·son

(wŏt′sən), James Dewey Born 1928.
American biologist who with Francis Crick identified the structure of DNA. By analyzing the patterns cast by x-rays striking DNA molecules, they discovered that DNA has the structure of a double helix, two spirals linked together by bases in ladder-like rungs. Their discovery formed the basis of molecular genetics.
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