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Jun 15, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 12)

Crick Papers

URL:www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/genome/geneticsandsociety/hg13f012.html
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Who was the most scientific figure of the 20th century in the biological sciences? Strong arguments are often made for Linus Paulding(osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/index.html), but a case can be made also for Francis Crick who, along with James Watson beating Paulding to the punch in determining the structure of DNA in 1953. Besides this monumental finding, Crick also is credited with predicting the existence of tRNAs (in 1955!), describing the central dogma(DNA makes RNA makes protein), helping to uncover the triplet nature of the genetic code, and others. Learn more about this fascinating man whose work laid the foundations of much of modern molecular biology at the informative Wellcome Trust site.
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