Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-77) and index.
People, two laboratories, one goal -- Science in the 1950s -- The DNA race begins -- Seeing the double helix -- How DNA builds organisms -- After the breakthrough -- The revolution to come -- Timeline -- Glossary.
"This unique look at the study of DNA goes beyond the science and explores the lives of four great scientists: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. It was through their complex personal interactions and their devotion to the science that led to breakthroughs surrounding the structure of DNA and our modern understanding of genetics. Readers can learn that science is not about one individual and his or her discoveries, but is the work of many. Numerous scientific breakthroughs can be attributed to competition and rivalry"--Provided by the publisher.