Watson and Crick

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Watson and Crick were a pair of scientists who were awarded The Nobel Prize for Physiology in Medicine in 1963 for their discovery of the double helical structure of DNA in 1952 while working in a laboratory at Cambridge University.

Crick and Watson used the findings of Maurice Walkind and Rosalind Franklin (which were that of X-ray diffraction to study DNA) in their own research. Thier model served to explain how DNA replicates and how hereditary information is coded on it.

Francis Crick continued to work in genetics and then moved onto brain research. James Watson directed the Human Genome Project at the American National Institutes of Health, he was instrumental in this role[1].


  1. http://www.strokeeducation.info/brain/cerebrum/index.htm
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