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James Watson, the Nobel Laureate who with Francis Crick first discovered the structure of DNA, has gone to great lengths in his life to do something that comes relatively easily to me. In his early yo..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

James Watson, the Nobel Laureate who with Francis Crick first discovered the structure of DNA, has gone to great lengths in his life to do something that comes relatively easily to me. In his early youth, his abilities took him to centers of excellence in the fields of zoology, chemistry, physics and crystallography, before he came to rest for the period of his prize-winning work at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University. Where I think he struggles—and I'd say I'm deftly accomplished—is in the application of his personal rule: Never be the brightest person in the room. Since he has British roots, perhaps we share a genetic strand of self-deprecating humor. In any case,

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