- NAME: Francis Crick
- OCCUPATION: Biologist, Physiologist
- BIRTH DATE: June 08, 1916
- DEATH DATE: July 28, 2004
- EDUCATION: Northampton Grammar School, University College London, Mill Hill School, University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Northampton, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: La Jolla, California
- Full Name: Francis Harry Compton Crick
- AKA: Francis Crick
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Francis Crick is responsible for discovering, along with James Watson, the double-helix structure of the DNA strand.
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A few years later, he wrote Of Molecules and Men, detailing the recent biochemistry revolution that he had helped to usher in. In 1981, Crick wrote Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, in which he suggested that life on Earth may have been seeded on another planet, and his What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery was published in 1988.
Beyond winning the Nobel Prize,
Crick was awarded the Prix Charles Leopold Meyer of the French Academy of Sciences in 1961 and the Award of Merit of the Gairdner Foundation in 1962. With Watson and Wilkins, he was presented a Lasker Foundation Award in 1960. Two years later, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Francis Crick died in La Jolla, California, on July 28, 2004.
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