The Double Helix - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

Francis became annoyed that Watson was not spending all his time on the DNA models. Watson, however, felt that they could not move forward without a new idea about the bases. Instead, Watson went to films in the evening and thought constantly about bases. The backbone had been checked against Rosy's measurements, which Rosy didn't know the Cambridge lab had. However, the bases were a problem. Watson would work on them at night, using their chemical structure out of a book. Then, one night, an idea hit him. If the bases were paired in like pairs, each side of the DNA molecule would be identical. This meant that the DNA chain could split in half and replicate itself. There was a slight problem, because the bases weren't all the same sides, but despite this, Watson was enthusiastic.

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