Letters: Mar. 10, 2003

"A Twist Of Fate," TIME'S account of James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA, was extensive and thorough [THE DNA REVOLUTION, Feb. 17]. I am studying biology in high school, and my textbook gives the impression that Watson and Crick completely deciphered the molecule in no time flat. Learning that they made mistakes at first, as everybody else does, reignited my interest in high school biology. MICHAEL YEE Huntington Beach, Calif.

Thanks for putting a human face on gene science and showing that it is not Frankenstein-like experimentation. In a country in which key decision makers rarely...

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