Watson, James D(ewey)

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WATSON, James D(ewey)

WATSON, James D(ewey). American, b. 1928. Genres: Biology. Career: Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, fellow, 1951-53; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, senior research fellow in biology, 1953-55; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, assistant professor, 1955-58, associate professor, 1958-61, professor of biology, 1961-76; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, director and now president, 1968-; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, National Center for Human Genome Research, director, 1988-92. Recipient, with F.H.C. Crick and M.H.F. Wilkins, Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1962. Publications: Molecular Biology of the Gene, 1965, 4th ed., 1986; The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA, 1968; (ed. with others) Origins of Human Cancer, 1977; (with J. Tooze) The DNA Story: A Documentary History of Gene Cloning, 1981; (with J. Tooze) Recombinant DNA: A Short Course, 1983, (with M. Gilman, J. Witkowski, and M. Zoller) 2nd ed., 1992; (with others) The Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3rd ed., 1994; Passion for DNA, 2000; Genes, Girls and Gamow, 2002; (with A. Berry) DNA: The Secret of Life, 2003.