What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery

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What
Mad Pursuit

A Personal View of Scientific Discovery

FRANCIS CRICK

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  • Books in the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series *
  • What Mad Pursuit - A Personal View of Scientific Discovery *
  • Contents *
  • Preface to the Series ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - Prologue: My Early Years 7
  • 2 - The Gossip Test 15
  • 3 - The Baffling Problem 24
  • 4 - Rocking the Boat 39
  • 5 - The α Helix 53
  • 6 - How to Live with a Golden Helix 62
  • 7 - Books and Movies about Dna 80
  • 8 - The Genetic Code 89
  • 9 - Fingerprinting Proteins 102
  • 10 - Theory in Molecular Biology 108
  • 11 - The Missing Messenger 116
  • 12 - Triplets 122
  • 13 - Conclusions 137
  • 14 - Epilogue: My Later Years 143
  • Appendix A - A Brief Outline of Classical Molecular Biology 164
  • Appendix B - The Genetic Code 169
  • Index 171
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