Maurice Wilkins

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Maurice Wilkins (1916 - 2004) is most well known for his achievements concerning the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). He worked with Rosalind Franklin in 1952 to produce an x-ray diffraction image of DNA known as photo 51 which was used to work out the structure of DNA[1]. In 1962 Maurice Wilkins, along with James Watson and Francis Crick, gained the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for determining the structure of DNA[2].

References

  1. BBC, Walsh F.The most important photo ever taken?. 2012 [cited 05/12/18]; Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18041884
  2. http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/biomolecules/dna/watson-crick-wilkins-franklin.aspx

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