Season 3, Episode 8 The Race for the Double Helix

First Aired: March 7, 1976

Scientists James Watson and Francis Crick recall their discovery of the structure of DNA, the so-called "building blocks of life." DNA consists of an interwoven double spiral that provides the genetic information governing cell development. Also interviewed is Maurice Wilkins, upon whose work Watson and Crick partly based their studies.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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