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  Preface                                              xi
  Acknowledgments                                    xiii

  PROLOGUE: 19 OCTOBER I962

1 BOOKS AND BIRDS: "GROWING UP" IN CHICAGO              5
      "No Money but Lots of Books"- Bird-watching Quiz
      Kid--Avery and Schrodinger - Learning to Think:
      College at i5

2 TARGET, THE GENE: BLOOMINGTON AND "PARADISE"         17
      "High-Power Minds"- "Fun and Games" with Max -
      X-ray Survival -  "Long Winter of Rain and Darkness"-
      "Why Not Me?"

3 STUMBLING ON GOLD: TWO SMART ALECKS IN CAMBRIDGE 31
      'A Nagging Yet Productive Symbiosis" - Fiasco - Can't
      Stop Thinking About DNA - Linus's Mistake - 'Just a
      Beautiful Helix"-- Steeplechase - Base Pairing

4 A BEAUTIFUL MOLECULE: BEING BELIEVED                 61
      Convincing Themselves - The Hidden Future -
      Convincing Colleagues -Announcing the Discovery -
      The First Publicity - Change at Cold Spring Harbor -
      "For a Moment, the Room Remained Silent"




5 NOW WHAT? THRASHING AROUND                             77
         "Dear Rosalind"- Romance, a Summer in Cambridge,
         and the Genetic Code - "Much Travail" in Pasadena -
         A "Wiskie Twisty"Party in Woods Hole-Jim "Was Very
         Introverted Then"-- GettingJim to Harvard - Rejection

6 HARVARD: "FEW DARED CALL HIM TO ACCOUNT"               95
         'A Laboratory of Special Influence"- Making
         Enemies - A "Confidential" Style ofLecturing -
         Goading Young Researchers - Viruses and
         Cancer -Increasing Fame - Nobel Prize

7 MANIFESTO AND MARRIAGE                                 115
         Defining the Field: Molecular Biology of the Gene -
         Does the Ribosome Carry the Message? - The "Perfect
         Couple"- Messenger RNA- Genetic Code- Forward
         Gear -A Viewfrom the Periphery - Reverse Gear - Liz

8 "FRESH, ARROGANT, CATTY, BRATTY, AND FUNNY"           143
          Watson: "I Can't Imagine Francis Being Harmed" -
          Crick: 'A Violation of Friendship"- Lwoff "May God
          Protect Us from Such Friends!"- Morrison: "Seeking
          Room at the Top" - Why All the Fuss?

9 A PASSION FOR BUILDING: COLD SPRING HARBOR             155
         Always Edgy - 'A Lab Near Death"- Big Goals -
         Fixing the Place Up - The Crucial Gift -  "DNA
         Town"- Limits - Management Style - Succession

1O "HIGHER" CELLS: SCIENCE AT COLD SPRING HARBOR        179
          The Pressure to Keep in Touch - "The Next Big Hard
          Problem"- Restriction Enzymes - Retroviruses -Jim
          Drops In - Lighting Up the "Cytoskeleton"-  "Everybody
          in the World Came Through"- Close Quarters - Price of
          Fame - "He'll Give You a Project"- 'Jim Was Really
          Heartbroken"-  "We Were His Yeast Guys"- Split
          Genes - Gazing "Upward at the Brain"



11 "ODD MAN OUT": RECOMBINANT DNA                       215
       Germ Warfare? "Ridiculous"- Cloning - "War" on
       Cancer - Robert Pollack Has a Fit - ' lmost Magical"
       Tools - Letter to Colleagues: Hold Off- Genetic
       Engineering and the Bomb - Asilomar II: "The Worst
       Week ofMy Life"- Hysteria After Asilomar -  "I Felt
       We Were in Real Trouble"- The Critical Year: 977 -
       Wait Until the Sun Burns Out?

12 GENOME: "IT IS So OBVIOUS"                           239
       Who? -A Startling Idea - Genetic Focus on Disease -
       Mapping, Radiation, Cancer, Gene Therapy, And Machines
       - Santa Cruz - Santa Fe - Storm Clouds - Emotion
       at Cold Spring Harbor - Hammering Out the Deal:
       Bruce Alberts' Committee -  Colliding with David
       Baltimore - Start-up - Preemptive Strike: "Some Very
       Real Dilemmas"-A Splash of ingoism - Opponents
       Try Again: "In Sitting Here Starving" - Recruiting -
       "I Was Fired"- "Thank You, Sir"

EPILOGUE: "I'M AN OPTIMIST"                         271
    James Dewey Watson: A Brief Chronology              279
    Interviews by the Author                            285
    Notes                                               289
    Index                                               347
    About the Author                                    365





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Watson, James D, , 1928-Molecular biologists United States Biography, Molecular genetics, Molecular Biology Biography, DNA history