The Most Important Biological Discovery of the Twentieth Century: The DNA Molecule Described
WATSON, James D. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids [With:] I. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (Watson and Crick); II. Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids (M.H.F. Wilkins, A.R. Stokes and H.R. Wilson); III. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate... London: Macmillan and Co. , 1953.
First appearance of the first articles in which James Watson, Francis Crick and others documented their findings on the DNA's double helix.

Volume 17 of Nature is bound in one large octavo volume (9 11/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 246 x 175 mm). Red buckram. All edges speckeled red. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine sunned. A black smudge across "Vol 171" on spine. A small mark at bottom of spine as if a sticker was removed. On front free endpaper, an pen notation stating "E. Library no. 771". Otherwise, no markings throughout and an overall fine copy.

Towards the end of the first article, Watson and Crick write "It has not escaped our notice, that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." In 1962, Crick, Watson and Wilkins recieved the Nobel Prize "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nuclear acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."

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A special issue of Nature, 15 February, 2001 entitled "The Human Genome" with accompanying compact disc, entitled "The Human Genome Project" Unopened and fine.

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