The Nobel Prize in Medicine signed his book "the double helix" which tells the story of the discovery of DNA.
Cover of "Die Doppel-Helix" (the Double Helix), a book written and autographed by the Nobel Prize in Medicine, James Watson, in 1968. In German, 284 pages, it tells the story of the discovery of the structure of DNA. 12.5 cm x 19.5 cm. Average state.
James Watson (born 1928) is an American geneticist, one of the authors of the "double helix model" for the structure of the DNA molecule. In 1953, he published a pioneering work in the journal Nature and joined Harvard University to continue his research. In 1962, he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins for the discovery of the double helix structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule. This fundamental work made it possible to understand the transmission of hereditary information.
James Watson also participated in the Human Genome Project; an international effort to map the human genome. The ambition was to discover the position and composition of each gene, to improve the diagnosis and cure of many diseases. Started in 1990, the project has already achieved results that are facilitating the development of much more efficient medicines and the understanding of several human genetic diseases.
Why is this document rare?
James Watson exceptionally signed the book in 1991, in Lindau, Germany, during a meeting of scientists who won the Nobel Prize.