Francis Crick, DNA pioneer, dies

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Codiscovered the double helix

    By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff *|* July 30, 2004

    Francis Crick, who with James D. Watson discovered the double helix structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 -- one of the 20th century's most celebrated scientific breakthroughs -- died Wednesday in a San Diego hospital. He was 88 and had colon cancer.

    The importance of their discovery can hardly be overstated. It all but created the field now known as molecular biology, and led to an understanding of the genetic basis of diseases, which has revolutionized the search for drugs and other treatments.

    He was one of the great scientists of research in medicine in the 20th Century.

    My prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I remember reading about him in Biology last year.

    Man, dying sucks...
     
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    I do wish articles/stories included Rosalind more often.
     
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    Now that's what I'm saying! Sad news to hear though, Crick being so important to the discovery and studies of DNA. May he rest in peace! I remember seeing the movie that was made about their discoveries, quite a long time ago, and I don't remember too much except Jeff Goldblum was in it :rolleyes:
     

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