Publishing folly in academia


I REFER to the letter “Value of knowing our DNA” (The Star, April 27). Interestingly, the writers ended the letter stating that Dr Watson and Dr Crick “had discovered the secret of life”. This is not surprising as our Biology textbooks are flooded with stories of James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962 for their discovery of the DNA structure.

Ask any student and they will tell you that the Watson-Crick duo are the fathers of DNA.

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