Books et al.Classics Revisited

The physicist and the dawn of the double helix

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Science  04 Oct 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6461, pp. 43
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz4846

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Three quarters of a century ago, Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger published What Is Life?, which described the forays of a "naïve physicist" into biology and suggested that hereditary properties are encoded in an "aperiodic crystal." A meme was born that changed the life sciences forever.

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