Geoff Watts and guests, Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Mark Henderson, listen to and discuss the week's Moments of Genius and ask if scientists get the recognition they deserve.

Moments include the discovery of the structure of DNA when playing with cardboard cutouts of the different building blocks; how Hooke's observations of the behaviour of a metal spring launched modern science and the moment Edward Jenner proved the principle of vaccination, experimenting on an eight year old boy.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

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Sun 12 Dec 2010 13:30