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The Double Helix Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 24 Summary

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Chapter 24 Summary

Watson ran to tell Bragg and Max about the new X-ray photographs of the B form of DNA. He brought us Linus, who he feared would soon be on his way to revising his ideas and solving the DNA structure. Bragg gave Watson permission to start working on DNA models again, and Watson ordered the machine shop to begin work on components for the model.

When Francis entered the office, he was full of private issues. A very handsome student, Bertrand Fourcade, was taken with Watson's sister Elizabeth, and Francis's wife took advantage of the friendship to meet this sought-after man. Watson's mind was not on personal relations, and soon Francis realized the breakthrough of the X-ray of the B form of DNA. Francis, though, was not convinced that the model must have two chains and wanted to work on both two-chain and three-chain models.

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