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Double Helix

Synopsis
James Watson and Francis Crick collected and interpreted key evidence to determine that DNA molecules take the shape of a twisted ladder: a double helix. The film presents the challenges, false starts, and eventual success of their work, culminating in the classic 1953 publication in Nature on the structure of DNA. Watson relates what those early days in the Cavendish Laboratory were like, including his friendship with Crick and their shared ambition and passion. Rarely seen archival footage is combined with interviews with leading scientists. [17 minutes]
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2014
Notes
Additional learning resources are available to download here: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/film-guides-double-helix
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
Crick, Francis H C; DNA; Watson, James D

Online availability

URI
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/double-helix
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Distributor

Name

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Notes
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