. . a radically different structure for the salt of DNA.”
the young scientists Watson and Crick call their model “radically
different” to strongly set it apart from the model proposed by science
powerhouse Linus Pauling. This claim was
justified. While Pauling’s model was a triple helix with the bases sticking
out, the Watson-Crick model was a double helix with the bases pointing
in and forming pairs of adenine (A) with thymine (T), and cytosine (C)
with guanine (G).