DNA, RNA, molecular biology, fiddling

A-DNA,_B-DNA_and_Z-DNArna01 chemical diagram

Frantically learning some chemistry now so that I can do some biology.

The good news is that its very interesting.

Maurice_H_F_Wilkins

Maurice Wilkins

DNA photograph 51

Photograph 51

Delighted by this quote from an old 1950’s interview with Maurice Wilkins, Nobel Laureate and the crystallographer partly responsible for the discovery of the structure of DNA, stumbled upon in a BBC archives documentary (Great Scientists in their own words: The Code of Life) : (Imagine this delivered in the clipped accents of the era)

Interviewer: Dr Wilkins, what is it you actually do?

Wilkins: The main thing… in my kind of scientific work… is to fiddle with a thing, go on fiddling with it, and fiddle, fiddle… and keep on fiddling until everyone else has given up.

 

L0051225 Pencil sketch of the DNA double helix by Francis Crick

L0051225 Pencil sketch of the DNA double helix by Francis Crick Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Pencil sketch of the DNA double helix by Francis Crick. It shows a right-handed helix and the nucleotides of the two anti-parallel strands. Pencil drawing [ 19 By: Francis Harry Compton Crick[“DNA”] Published: [c 1953] Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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