Francis Crick

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Birthday
8, 1916
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 28, 2004 (88)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1916
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 28, 2004 (88)

About

Famous English biologist and neuroscientist who became one of the most important contributors to understanding DNA when he co-discovered its helical structure in 1953. He was also the one to con the term "central dogma" in reference to how genetic information flows from DNA to RNA to protein.

Before Fame

He stopped going to church at age twelve, because he wanted to pursue scientific answers.

Trivia

He shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for helping to discover the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.

Family Life

He got married to Ruth Doreen crick on February 18, 1940, and after their divorce on May 8, 1947, married Odile crick on August 14, 1949.

Associated With

He was the co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson.