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Raymond Gosling: the man who crystallized genes
Raymond G. Gosling, then a PhD student at King's College, achieved a major breakthrough in the search for DNA's structure when he became the first person to crystallize genes in the early 1950’s. Without his X-ray diffraction data, Watson and Crick's quest for the double helix could not be realized.
“During the past quarter century the foundations of crystallography have broadened and it has increasingly become the science of structures.”
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the journal Structural Chemistry, Editor-in-Chief Prof. Istvan Hargittai presents a brief history of the development of crystallography and highlights of outstanding contributions from the first 25 volumes.