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Francis Crick

(1916—2004) molecular biologist


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(1916–2004)

British molecular biologist, who in 1951 teamed up with James Watson at Cambridge University to try to find the structure of DNA. This they achieved in 1953, using the X-ray diffraction data of Rosalind Franklin (1920–58) and Maurice Wilkins (1916–2004). Crick went on to investigate codons and the role of transfer RNA. Crick, Watson, and Wilkins shared a Nobel Prize in 1962.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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