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The Crick Letters

Several letters to and from Francis Crick show the tensions between Crick and two other English labs as they fought each other and their American rival Linus Pauling in the race to discover the structure of DNA, says the New York Times' Nicholas Wade. The letters were written over a 26-year period as Crick was guiding the progress of molecular biologists worldwide to establish how DNA operates in living cells, Wade says.

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