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Francis Crick

FRANCIS CRICK d2004. English molecular biologist, biophysicist and neuroscientist. He James Watson and Rosalind Franklin played crucial roles in deciphering the helical structure of the DNA molecule. Crick and Watson's paper in Nature in 1953 laid the groundwork for understanding DNA structure and functions. Together with Maurice Wilkins, they were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material". He was an important theoretical molecular biologist and played a crucial role in research related to revealing the helical structure of DNA. He is widely known for the use of the term "central dogma" to summarise the idea that once information is transferred from nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) to proteins, it cannot flow back to nucleic acids. In other words, the final step in the flow of information from nucleic acids to proteins is irreversible. During the remainder of his career, he held the post of J.W. Kieckhefer Distinguished Research Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla California. His later research centred on theoretical neurobiology and attempts to advance the scientific study of human consciousness. He died in California aged 88 on July 28th 2004


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An original vintage 1966 index card, clearly signed in ink by Dr Francis Crick


Collectors date notation is October 1966. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   


11x9cm Index Card




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