The Double Helix - Study Guide Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Watson went to King's lab to tell Maurice the news about Pauling's faulty model. Since Maurice was busy, he walked into Rosy's lab. Immediately, Rosy seemed confrontational. Watson offered her Pauling's manuscript to read, and their discussion of the idea of a three-chain helical structure for DNA became more and more heated. When Rosy came toward Watson, he thought she was going to physically assault him. Then, Maurice entered the room, diffusing the situation. When Maurice and Watson spoke, Maurice opened up to him about the difficult time he'd had with Rosy. He also told Watson that he'd been secretly copying some of Rosy's photographs. He showed Watson the most impressive one. It was a form of DNA they called the B form, created by surrounding DNA with water. Watson became instantly excited. The image gave new information about the structure of DNA and would make creating...

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