Forgot your password?  

James D. Watson Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 4 pages of information about the life of James D. Watson.
This section contains 1,196 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our James D. Watson Biography

World of Anatomy and Physiology on James D. Watson

James D. Watson won the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, for discovering the structure of DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid--the carrier of genetic information at the molecular level. Watson and Crick had worked as a team since meeting in the early 1950s, and their research ranks as a fundamental advance in molecular biology. More than thirty years later, Watson became the director of the Human Genome Project, an enterprise devoted to a difficult goal: the description of every human gene, the total of which numbers over thirty thousand. This project would not be possible without Watson's groundbreaking work on DNA.

James Dewey Watson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to James Dewey and Jean (Mitchell) Watson. He was educated in the Chicago public schools, and during his adolescence became one of the original Quiz Kids on the radio show of the...

(read more)

This section contains 1,196 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our James D. Watson Biography
Follow Us on Facebook