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The Double Helix Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14 Summary

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Chapter 14 Summary

Maurice's boss at the London laboratory spoke to Bragg and convinced him that Watson and Crick shouldn't be working on the problem of the structure of DNA. Sir Lawrence, already annoyed with Francis's behavior and attitude, had them stop working on the project. The two scientists didn't try to change the decision, although they kept thinking about DNA. To move forward, they would need a fresh start, and because of the bad relationship with King's College laboratory, they wouldn't be getting any new data. Francis moved on to work on his Ph.D. thesis. Meanwhile, Watson studied chemistry, focusing on The Nature of the Chemical Bond, and Crick gave him a copy of that book for Christmas.

Chapter 14 Analysis

After the initial disappointment, Watson and Crick's work is brought to a swift end. The past problems between Sir Lawrence and Crick resurface, combining with the clash with...

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