Tim Lewens: Who Was Max Perutz?
15 November 2007
“... of life is not to discover how organisms become adapted to their surroundings, how blood is circulated, or any of nature’s other more minor confidences uncovered by the likes of Darwin or William Harvey. To learn the secret of life is to figure out that DNA has a double-helical structure. And while Perutz did not make that discovery, he did run the Cambridge research unit in which the most notorious ...”