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Title
Crick and Watson's DNA molecular model
Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by
Work Type
Biochemistry
Date
1953
Location
England
Material
aluminium alloy; metal (unknown)
Description
Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA, using some of the original metal plates, by Francis Crick and James Watson, England, 1953; In 1953, the British and American molecular biologists Francis Crick and James Watson pulled off one of the most profound scientific triumps of the century. Using their knowledge of chemical bonds, along with X-ray crystallography results from the British chemist Rosalind Franklin, they worked out the double-helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the molecule that acts as a blueprint for all living things.; Within a decade, scientists had worked out how information is coded along the molecule. This reconstruction of Watson and Crick's model includes some of the original metal plates they used (Inv. No. 1977-300)
Repository
Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
ID Number
co146411
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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large_1977_0310__0017_.jpg
SSID
26293036

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