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06/04/1928 American molecular biologist James Watson is born

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James Watson: How we discovered DNA

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(RARE) Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick

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The Structure of DNA

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What is DNA and How Does it Work?

Watson is famous because of his discovery of the structure of DNA. He deduced it in 1953 together with Francis Crick based on experimental data provided by Rosalind Franklin and by Maurice Wilkins. Later Watson was interested in cancer research and co-established the Human Genome Project, an international research effort to read human DNA.
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