Francis CrickFrancis Crick was just an ordinary man, but he had a great interest in science. Trying hisbest to learn new things everyday. Doing this he learned many subjects and became a biologist,biophysicist, and neuroscientist.Throughout history man’s knowledge had evolved in many subjects, but one of them wasnot in DNA until the mid 1900s.
A man named Francis Crick and with his partner Dr. JamesWatson discovered the double-helical structure of DNA and the replication scheme. Thesediscoveries would later inspire many other discoveries and win Francis Crick seven awards.Their discovery helped people to learn and invent new things. After this discovery people learnedabout genes, inherited diseases, people have learned to use it to uphold justice.
People have theninvented paternity tests, medicine for hemophiliacs, and how to predict and cure inheriteddiseases.Francis Crick and James Watson were partners and friends and just like anyone they toohad their ups and downs. They generally worked well together. They both had backgrounds indifferent areas of science, and when they came together they knew enough about DNA to be ableto make a model that was accurate on the structure of DNA that eventually evolved the world.They were a good balance until one day they had a falling out. They fought over Watson’s bookwhich Crick believed misrepresented their friendship and their discovery. There are manybenefits and challenges of collaborating with others. Some of the positives are that work can bedone faster and more efficiently, one person may see something the other person may not, andeach person has a different skill set that can contribute to the overall project.
Some of thenegatives could be the fact that the people may not get along, sometimes it could be hard for thepeople to remain on the same page by knowing the same things, and the scientific discoveries aremore likely to get leaked to the others.Together though, they quickly grew their knowledge whilst competing and working withother scientists. All most all scientists competed to make their scientific discovery first, but justlike having a partner, the competition could be both good and bad. This competition could speedup the process of discovery because each scientist is working hard to make discoveries in theirfield first, so they can take the credit first.
This competition though could also slow the processbecause the other scientists will most likely not be willing to share information to make thediscoveries faster. This is a similar situation to Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins withFrancis Crick and James Watson. Maurice Wilkins believed he was head of the lab whileFranklin believed that too. Wilkins was friends with Crick and believed he was having a casualconversation about science with a friend, but ended up giving away information on Photo 51 andhelping Crick and Watson with their discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA. Bothpairs of scientists were competing to make a discovery on the structure of DNA, but this provesthat if they worked together things would have been done much faster.