James Watson

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Nobel prize-winner James Watson, of "Watson & Crick" fame, of DNA and the epic discovery of DNA's double helix structure, carries one of the most storied names in modern science. Right up there with Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, and Marie Curie.

His pioneering work broke open the great age of genetic science we live in now. He's a science God but also a bit of a gossip, a wag, an academic empire builder, an iconoclast.

Now, the great man has written a memoir and self-help book, about how to get ahead and stay ahead in this world.

This hour, On Point: James Watson on how to climb the slippery double helix of life.Guest:

James Watson, shared the Nobel Prize in 1962 for the discovery of the DNA molecule. His new memoir is titled "Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science."

This program aired on October 3, 2007.


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