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1950s: Crowning achievement

1953 - the year that 'From Here to Eternity' won eight Oscars, the Queen was crowned, and James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA.

Their double helix idea seized the imagination of researchers around the world - but this was just the beginning.



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While 1950s Teds were listening to Frank Sinatra on the jukebox, Crick and Watson were doing it their way
While 1950s Teds were listening to Frank Sinatra on the jukebox, Crick and Watson were doing it their way
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