Replica of Crick and Watson's 1953 DNA Double Helix Model

Made:
1993 in South Kensington
maker:
Science Museum, Workshops

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Replica of Crick and Watson's 1953 DNA Double Helix Model, by Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1993

This is a replica of Crick and Watson's 1953 model of the structure of DNA.

Using their knowledge of chemical bonds, along with X-ray crystallography results from the British chemist Rosalind Franklin, James Watson and Francis Crick worked out the double-helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the molecule that acts as a blueprint for all living things.

This model was made in the Science Museum workshops in London.

Details

Category:
Biochemistry
Materials:
Acrylic (Perspex), aluminium alloy, cork, paint, rubber (unidentified), tin plated
Identifier:
1993-817
type:
templates
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Science Museum, London

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