Double Helix: How an Image Sparked the Discovery of the Secret of Life

From the Series Captured Science History
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To the untrained eye, Photo 51 was simply a grainy black and white image of dark marks scattered in a rough cross shape. But to the eye of a trained scientist, it was a clear portrait of a DNA fiber taken with X-rays. And to young scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, it confirmed their guess of deoxyribonucleic acid's structure. In 1953 the pair was racing toward solving the mystery of DNA's structure before other scientists could beat them to it. They and others believed that finding the simple structure of the DNA molecule would answer a great mystery--how do organisms live, grow, develop, and survive, generation after generation? Photo 51 and subsequent models based on the photo would prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of life.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF051030, JNF051050, JNF051170
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Capstone
Imprint Compass Point Books
Series Captured Science History
Language English
Number of Pages 64
ISBN 9780756556426
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-08-01
Author Danielle Smith-Llera
Dimensions 9.25 x 10.25

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