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The Double Helix Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13 Summary

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Chapter 13 Summary

The scientists from King's College laboratory arrived to look at the model, and the meeting was disappointing. Rosy was openly critical of the model, pointing out how it didn't fit with her research. Watson and Crick realized Watson hadn't remembered the amount of water Rosy's measurements showed in her DNA samples correctly. The number they'd been working with was wrong. Rosy, meanwhile, didn't believe that helices were the answer to the structure of DNA and stated that there was no evidence for it. Watson and Crick realized that their arguments weren't standing up. Rosy wasn't going to change her course of research based on their ideas, which she felt had no worth. After the others left, Watson and Crick didn't want to look at their model anymore. "All its glamour had vanished..."

Chapter 13 Analysis

The anticipated letdown happens in this chapter. The imagined success with...

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