Francis Crick

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Molecular biology

  • branch of biology that deals with the nature of biological phenomena at the molecular level

- study things that deal with genetic information and cell function

Personal

- He attended University College London, where he studied physics, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1937.

-Francis Crick was born in Northampton, England, in 1916.

-was born on June 8 1916 in Northampton,England

-died on July 28 in 2004,at La Jolla ,California

scientific biography

  • scientific biography- He helped develop radar and magnetic mines during World War II. After the war, he began researching the structure of DNA with the University of Cambridge Medical Research Council at its Cavendish Laboratory with James D. Watson. He shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1962 for his work and continued conducting research until his death in 2004.

legacy

Francis Crick is responsible for discovering, along with James Watson, the double-helix structure of the DNA strand.
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Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

  • branch of biology that deals with the nature of biological phenomena at the molecular level

  • study things that deal with genetic information and cell function

PERSONAL

  • born in London England July 25, 1920

  • died in London April 16, 1958

  • attended one of the few girls’ schools in London that taught chemistry and physics

  • father was against higher education for girls and wanted her to be a social worker

  • went to Newnham College, Cambridge

  • graduated in 1941

SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY

  • came close to solving DNA structure but was beaten to publication by Crick and Watson

  • Wilkins showed Watson one of Franklin’s x rays

  • solution came to him after seeing the x ray

  • his results were published in Nature

  • a supporting article about Franklin was also there

BIOLOGY LEGACY

  • responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of DNA

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Molecular Biology

-a branch of science that has to do with biological activity at the molecular level

- study things that deal with genetic information and cell function


Personal

Was born april 6, 1928 (age 87)

Full name is James Dewey Watson

In 1947 he received a B.sc. degree in zoology

His spouse is Elizabeth Watson they got married in 1950

went to Horace Mann Grammar School for 8 years and attended 2 years at South Shore High school.


scientific biography

In 1956, Watson accepted a position in the Biology department at Harvard University where the focus of his research was RNA and its role in the transfer of genetic information. Although he continued to be a member of the Harvard faculty until 1976, Watson took over the directorship of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1968.

Legacy

discovery of the DNA double helix