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'Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid,' pp. 737-738; WILKINS, M. H. F., STOKES, A. R. & WILSON, H. R. 'Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids,' pp. 738-740; FRANKLIN, R. E. & GOSLING, R. G. 'Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate,' pp. 740-741. Three papers in: Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4356, April 25, 1953.
London: Macmillan, 1953. First edition. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY - SIGNED BY CRICK & WATSON. First edition, complete journal issue, signed by both Crick and Watson, of one of the most important scientific papers of the twentieth century. This is the only complete example we have seen of this seminal article in the form in which it first appeared and signed by both authors. The paper "records the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the main component of chromosomes and the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms. Publication of this paper initiated the science of molecular biology. Forty years after Watson and Crick's discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century" (One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, p. 362). The paper ended with one of the most famous understatements in the history of science: "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." The double helix describing the molecular structure of DNA has not only reshaped biology, it has become a cultural icon, represented in sculpture, visual art, jewellery, and toys. In 1962, Watson, Crick, and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its sign … [Click Below for Full Description]
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