Foreword to the Commemorative Edition
Horace Freeland Judson Obituary
Growing Up with The Eighth Day: A Reminiscence
Preface to the Commemorative Edition
Horace Judson (1931-2011)
Preface to the expanded edition
Foreword to the expanded edition
Foreword to the first edition
Part I: DNA Function and Structure: The elucidation of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, the genetic material
1. "He was a very remarkable fellow. Even more odd then, than later."
2. "DNA, you know, is Midas' gold. Everybody who touches it goes mad."
3. "Then they ask you, 'What is the significance of DNA for mankind, Dr. Watson?'"
"Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid," by J.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick. Nature, 171 (25 April 1953), pages 737-738
"Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid," by J.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick. Nature, 171 (30 May 1953): 964-967
On the State of Molecular Biology Early in the 1970s
4. On T.H. Morgan's deviation and the secret of life
Part II: RNA The Functions of the Structure: The breaking of the genetic code, the discovery of the messenger
5. "The number of the beast"
6. "My mind was, that a dogma was an idea for which there was no reasonable evidence. You see?!"
7. "The gene was something in the minds of people as inaccessible as the material of the galaxies."
8. "He wasn't a member of the club."
Part III: PROTEIN Structure and Function: The solution of how protein molecules work.
9. "As always, I was driven on by wild expectations."
10. "I have discovered the second secret of life."
CONCLUSION, 1978: "Always the same impasse"
EPILOGUE: "We can put duck and orange DNA togetherwith a probability of one."
AFTERWORD I: In Defense of Rosalind Franklin: The myth of the wronged heroine
AFTERWORD II: What Did Erwin Chargaff Contribute?
AFTERWORD III: Dawn of The Eighth Day