Francis CrickAge: 88
molecular biologist who in 1959 with James Watson codiscovered the double-helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the chemical that carries hereditary characteristics from generation to generation. They won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work, along with Maurice Wilkins. Crick's later work included research on protein synthesis and embryonic development. Died: San Diego, Calif., July 28, 2004
Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
More on Francis Crick from Infoplease:
- crick: meaning and definitions - crick: Definition and Pronunciation
- Francis Crick - Biography of Francis Crick, Co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
- This Day in History: February 28 - February 28 Yesterday Tomorrow 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick described their theory that two ...
- Leslie Orgel - Biography of Leslie Orgel, A biochemist who studied the origins of life on primitive Earth. His studies helped lead the way to a now widely accepted theory about the d…
- This Day in History: April 25 - April 25 Yesterday Tomorrow 1901 New York became the first state to require license plates on cars. ...