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Bird Watching with Honest Jim

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Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 977-978
DOI: 10.1126/science.1069026

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Genes, Girls and Gamow. James D. Watson. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001. 303 pp. £18.99. ISBN 0-19-850976-6. Knopf, New York, 2002. 333 pp. $26. ISBN 0-375-41283-2.

Picking up his autobiography where The Double Helix concluded, Watson offers a detailed narrative of his activities from April 1953 though the summer of 1956. Prominent strands in the account follow his adjustment to fame, research on the structure of RNA, pursuit of women, and the founding of the RNA Tie Club.