From The Publisher: Mar. 15, 1993

Forty years ago this month, American James Watson and Briton Francis Crick made history when they unraveled the secret of the dna molecule, the genetic blueprint that determines whose eyes are brown, whose physique is round and who is most susceptible to such hereditary diseases as cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease. The partners, who won a Nobel Prize in 1962, don't get together much anymore, but last week they and a group of distinguished colleagues gathered on Long Island, New York, at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where Watson is now director, to celebrate the anniversary of their landmark discovery. They...

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