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"The DNA Story." 1973.
Created by VSM Productions. Produced by Ronald Fouracre and Peter Shaw. Distributed
by John Wiley & Sons, London, New York.
Crick's Early Attitude Toward DNA. (0:40)
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Francis Crick: I wasn't so sure, I think, at that time, as to whether DNA or protein was the genetic
material. Of course I knew about Avery's experiments, and they were very suggestive,
but you could argue that they weren't watertight. I knew Maurice Wilkins, I'd known
him before I went to the Cavendish, and he was working on DNA and I'd gone to talk
to him, but I didn't actually myself work on it, mainly because at the Cavendish they
were working on protein structures. So I learnt about polypeptide chains, x-ray diffraction,
and things of that sort, and essentially continued to be interested in DNA rather
than doing any experiments or calculations.
ClipCreator: Francis Crick
Associated: Oswald Avery, Maurice Wilkins
Clip ID: 1973v.3-protein
Full WorkCreator: VSM Productions, Ronald Fouracre, Peter Shaw
Associated: Linus Pauling, Francis Crick, James D. Watson, Maurice Wilkins
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