The Double Helix - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Watson had moved into Clare College by entering a Ph.D. program at Cambridge, though he didn't intend to seriously pursue another doctorate. He started developing stomach problems eating food from the cheap local restaurants, and he began to fear he had an ulcer. Crick and his wife Odile had moved to a larger place on Portugal Place. Odile promised to try to get Watson into dinners at Pop's boarding house, where he could eat less spicy food than that at the local restaurants.

Meanwhile, Watson continued to ponder issues of DNA. Peter Pauling, Linus Pauling's son, shared an office with Watson and Crick while he studied at Cambridge. Through Peter, Watson and Crick learned that Linus had developed a structure for DNA. They tried to intuit what it could be, so that they could share credit, when they found out his discovery, but they had no...

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