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Francis Harry Compton Crick

Crick, Francis Harry Compton (1916– ), English biologist who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with Maurice Wilkins and James Watson, for establishing the function and structure of DNA, the key substance in transmitting hereditary traits.

See also: Biology; Deoxyribonucleic Acid.

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