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It is one of the more striking...

It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistry - which surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks - that the twenty amino acids and the four bases, are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature.

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In my experience most mathemat...

In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. He seemed to have very strong biological intuitions but unfortunately of negative sign.

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The major credit I think Jim a...

The major credit I think Jim and I deserve is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold.

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Attempts have been made from a...

Attempts have been made from a study of the changes produced by mutation to obtain the relative order of the bases within various triplets, but my own view is that these are premature until there is more extensive and more reliable data on the composition of the triplets.

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Rather than believe that Watso...

Rather than believe that Watson and Crick made the DNA structure, I would rather stress that the structure made Watson and Crick.

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We have to take away from huma...

We have to take away from humans in the long run their reproductive autonomy as the only way to guarantee the advancement of mankind.

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To produce a really good biolo...

To produce a really good biological theory one must try to see through the clutter produced by evolution to the basic mechanisms lying beneath them, realizing that they are likely to be overlaid by other, secondary mechanisms. What seems to physicists to be a hopelessly complicated process may have been what nature found simplest, because nature could only build on what was already there.

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Jim and I hit it off immediate...

Jim and I hit it off immediately, partly because our interests were astonishingly similar and partly, I suspect, because a certain youthful arrogance, a ruthlessness, an impatience with sloppy thinking can naturally to both of us.

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The ultimate aim of the modern...

The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry.

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It is essential to understand ...

It is essential to understand our brains in some detail if we are to assess correctly our place in this vast and complicated universe we see all around us.

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Protein synthesis is a central...

Protein synthesis is a central problem for the whole of biology, and that it is in all probability closely related to gene action.

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A knowledge of the true age of...

A knowledge of the true age of the Earth and of the fossil record makes it impossible for any balanced intellect to believe in the literal truth of every part of the Bible in the way that fundamentalists do.

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It has not escaped our notice ...

It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.

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I think she [Rosalind Franklin...

I think she [Rosalind Franklin] was a good experimentalist but certainly not of the first rank. She was simply not in the same class as Eigen or Bragg or Pauling, nor was she as good as Dorothy Hodgkin. She did not even select DNA to study. It was given to her. Her theoretical crystallography was very average.

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