Fifty years ago, James Watson and Francis Crick made one of the
major discoveries of the twentieth century: they deciphered the
double helical structure of DNA. The discovery began a revolution
in molecular biology that led to major advances in science and
Watson and Crick both continued their scientific careers but Watson
also embarked on a new one, as a writer. Beginning with Watson's
early years as a South Sider and undergraduate at the University,
this exhibit chronicles Watson's writing career as an author of
textbooks, science and political advocacy, and autobiography.
Original documents offer his reflections on the people and events
that influenced and inspired him.