A Few Words from the Pioneers

Watson and Crick. Their names, like those of Lewis and Clark, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stanley and Livingstone, are enshrined in tandem. Yet a few years after their epochal discovery, the men -- James Dewey Watson and Francis Harry Compton Crick -- began to drift apart. Though they have remained in touch -- except for a cooling-off period after Crick took exception to some of the material in Watson's best-selling book, The Double Helix -- they have seldom met in recent years.

Watson remained a working scientist for only a few more years, then bounced back and forth in academe, studying...

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