Crick and Watson Rejected?

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By Paul Jump

“A double helix? Bit speculative.”

“I mourn for to say that we cannot present itself publication at this time. While your model is very appealing, referee three finds that it is somewhat speculative and premature for publication.”

No fancy most scientists have been on the receiving period of similar comments from journal editors, moreover surely Francis Crick and James Watson’s landmark 1953 papers in c~tinuance the structure of DNA would exist immune to such quibbles?

Not in the same manner, according to Ronald Vale, professor and blemish chair of the department of cellular and molecular pharmacology at the University of California at San Francisco, who argues that the University of Cambridge pair’s study would have been knocked back by Nature if they submitted their act today.

In a paper recently instructed on the bioRxiv preprint service, Vale afore~ that in the past 30 years in that place has been an estimated fourfold become greater in the amount of data required through major journals, largely because of the increased rivalship to publish in them.

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