In 1953, Watson, along with his friend and colleague Francis Crick, elucidated a model for the double-helical structure of DNA. Together with Maurice Wilkins, Watson and Crick received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for Physiology in 1962 for this discovery. Watson has had a long association with the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory first as Director and then President, and also played a pivotal role in establishing the Human Genome Project.
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James Watson describes his journey to Cambridge, his collaboration with Francis Crick, and the events leading to the elucidation of the double helix model for DNA. (Talk recorded in November 2013)
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