A Conversation with Genetics Pioneer James Watson

Guests: James D. Watson Author, A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society (CSHL Press, 2000) President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cold Spring Harbor, New York In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick puzzled out the elegant structure of DNA — and the world hasn't been the same since. Knowing about the double helix and the way it fits together has brought us everything from DNA fingerprinting to genetically engineered corn. In this hour, we'll talk with James Watson about genes, genomes, and society.

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