Crick, Francis Harry Compton


1916– English scientist who, with James D. Watson, discovered the double helical structure of DNA.

Keywords: DNA; protein structure; neurobiology; MRC; salk institute

Further Reading

Crick FHC (1988) What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery. New York: Basic Books.

Judson HF (1996) The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology. Expanded Edition. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Olby R (1974) The Path to the Double Helix. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Watson JD (1968) The Double Helix. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

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Witkowski, JA(Jul 2003) Crick, Francis Harry Compton. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002392]