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 Francis Crick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1995, Francis Crick was one of the original endorsers of the Ashley Montagu Resolution to petition for an end to the genital mutilations of children.
Professor Francis Harry Compton Crick, OM FRS (8 June 1916– 28 July 2004) was a British physicist, molecular biologist and neuroscientist, most noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953.
Crick was born and raised in Weston Favell a village near the town of Northampton where Crick’s father and uncle ran the family’s boot and shoe factory. /wiki/Francis_Crick   (7049 words)

 Francis Crick - MSN Encarta
Francis Crick (1916-2004), British biophysicist and cowinner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
Crick shared the prize with American biologist James D. Watson and British biophysicist Maurice Wilkins for their discoveries about the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the molecule that transmits genetic information from generation to generation.
Crick initially studied the structure of hemoglobin, a red, iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in the blood. /encyclopedia_761568380/Francis_Crick.html   (822 words)

 A Visit With Dr. Francis Crick
Watson and Dr. Francis Crick's breakthrough, and the ensuing investigations into the nature of the genetic code and its transmission of information from generation to generation, have redefined the study of genetics and virtually created the science of molecular biology.
Dr. Francis Crick's verve for a project has often been interpreted as immodesty, but his candid questioning of his colleagues, of himself, and most importantly, of their scientific methods has been instrumental in radically changing our world.
What follows is a transcript of a visit with Dr. Francis Crick (1916-2004), co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule. /AE/AEC/CC/crick.html   (4233 words) > News > Nation -- Francis Crick, 1916 – 2004
Francis Crick, who was 88, died last night at Thornton Hospital in San Diego after a long battle with colon cancer.
Crick's name became scientific legend in 1953 when he and Watson, then just 36 and 24 years old, respectively, cracked the DNA code, revealing the structure and nature of the now-famous double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid.
Crick is survived by his wife; their two daughters, Gabrielle and Jaqueline, and a son, Michael, from his previous marriage. /news/nation/20040729-701-040729crick.html   (2166 words)

 Francis H.C. Crick, 88, Dies; DNA Discovery Altered Science (
Francis H.C. Crick, 88, co-discoverer of one of the most important scientific findings of the 20th century, the recognition of the double helix structure of DNA as the blueprint of life, died Wednesday at San Diego's Thornton Hospital.
Crick and Sydney Brenner from the University of Cambridge accurately proposed the existence of small chemicals known as "adapters" that are needed to assemble proteins, one amino acid at a time, from genetic instructions.
Crick's wife, Odile Speed, said he made the same announcement to her, but she disregarded it because he was always coming home and saying things like that. /wp-dyn/articles/A24495-2004Jul29.html   (1521 words)

Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Harvard University, London University) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1962 "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".
Francis CrickFrancis Crick, molecular biologist and neuroscientist, most noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule, and chemist Leslie Orgel co-proposed Directed PanspermiaDirected Panspermia as the mechanism through which life started on Earth.
Watson, James, and Francis Crick, "Molecular structure of nucleic acids, A structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid". /wiki/F/Francis-Crick.htm   (1003 words)

 Francis Crick's controversial archive on first public display
Francis Crick is one of the outstanding British scientific figures of the 20th century and his discovery of the structure of DNA (with James Watson) is widely recognized as one of the defining and enabling moments in the history of human achievement.
Material from the controversial archive of Francis Crick goes on display for the first time as part of a new exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA at the Wellcome Trust.
The Crick display focuses on what Crick has termed "the classical period" of molecular biology, the thirteen-year period from 1953 when the structure of DNA was identified to 1966 when the genetic code was finally unravelled in its entirety. /doc_WTD002850.html   (1656 words)

 Francis Crick - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Francis Crick and James Watson: Pioneers in DNA Research por John Bankston, Francis Crick and James D. Watson (Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc., 2002) ISBN 1584151226
Crick también hizo importantes contribuciones en la teoría de partículas víricas y la estructura del colágeno, y rebició numerosos otros premios de reconocimiento científico internacional: el premio trianual Warren para docentes (1959), el Charles Leopold Meyer de la Academia Francesa de Ciencias (1961), el premio al mérito de la Fundación Gairdner (1962) y otros.
Así, Crick y Watson pusieron de manifiesto las propiedades de replicación del ADN y explicaron el fenómeno de la división celular a nivel cromosómico. /wiki/Francis_Crick   (853 words)

 Francis Crick biography
Crick, Watson and Wilkins are awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".
Crick proposes the 'sequence hypothesis' (that DNA sequence is a code for protein sequence), predicts the existence of 'adaptors' (transfer RNAs), and proposes the 'central dogma&; (that 'information' flows from DNA to protein, but not back again).
Crick remained at UCL for graduate studies on the measurement of viscosity of water at high temperatures. /doc_WTD021051.html   (947 words)

 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Francis Crick
Francis Crick died in July 2004, at age 88.
Crick and Watson saw the result of Rosalind Franklin's x-ray diffraction studies, and a final piece of the puzzle was fitted.
Crick named his home in Cambridge "Golden Helix" and he and Watson shared the Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine in 1962. /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bocric.html   (505 words)

 FRANCIS CRICK / 1916-2004 / Co-discoverer of DNA structure dies / Father of the biotech revolution
Francis Crick, whose co-discovery of the structure of DNA launched the modern genetics revolution and opened the road to biotechnology, has died in La Jolla at age 88.
FRANCIS CRICK / 1916-2004 / Co-discoverer of DNA structure dies / Father of the biotech revolution
Crick is survived by his wife, artist Odile Speed; two daughters, Gabrielle Crick and Jacqueline Nichols, both of England; a son by a previous marriage, Michael Crick of Seattle; and four grandchildren. /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/30/MNGCV7VV931.DTL   (994 words)

The title of Rama's talk, "The Astonishing Francis Crick", is from the recent "Francis Crick Memorial Lecture" he gave at the center for the philosophical foundations of science in New Delhi, India, at the invitation of Professor Ranjit Nair.
Crick played a direct role in the intellectual development of CHIP (Center for Human Information Processing—now renamed CBC—Center for Brain and Cognition) which was a brainchild of George Mandler.
Crick is gone but if I might be allowed a cliché, he is immortal in spirit (a word he would have loathed). /3rd_culture/crick04/crick04_index.html   (1857 words)

 Francis Crick 1916-2004
Francis Crick's entrance into the Eagle pub in Cambridge on February 28, 1953 has gone down as one of the most famous moments in history.
Francis Crick was born near Northampton in 1916.
Francis Crick's ready laugh and keen interest in the world around him made him a popular character during his many years in Cambridge. /news/dp/2004072903   (483 words)

 Francis Crick Remembered :: Astrobiology Magazine ::
Crick and Orgel argued that DNA encapsulated within small grains could be fired in all directions by such a civilization in order to spread life within the universe.
Crick also studied the origin of life, which he considered to be that life arrived on Earth from somewhere else in our solar system.
Crick was not content to sit back on his laurels after winning one of the top prizes in science, however. /news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1107&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (816 words)

 PM - Francis Crick dies at 88
Francis Crick has been described as one of the most brilliant and influential scientists of all time - a brash, temperamental man with a bomb-like laugh and forthright manners.
FRANCIS CRICK: It was overnight we had the idea and it only took a few days to build the model.
MARK COLVIN: That little scientific ditty was originally recited by Francis Crick and James Watson at a symposium in June 1953 to celebrate their discovery of the Double Helix. /pm/content/2004/s1165891.htm   (869 words)

 Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA — Francis Harry Compton Crick, co-discoverer of the double helical genetic blueprint of life known commonly as DNA, died yesterday.
Crick is survived by his wife, artist Odile Speed; two daughters by his marriage, Gabrielle A. Crick and Jacqueline M-T Nichols, both residing in England; a son by a previous marriage, Michael F.C. Crick of Seattle, and six grandchildren.
Crick and Watson subsequently suggested a general theory for the structure of small viruses. /news/releases/details.php?id=103   (1291 words)

 The Scientific Search for the Soul, Part II: Jeffrey Mishlove interviews Francis Crick
CRICK: But there were connections in your brain such that when the nerves' ends were cued, they brought up this image of the Statue of Liberty in your brain.
Crick is the author of Life Itself, What Mad Pursuit?, and The Astonishing Hypothesis, and he is a faculty member at the Salk Institute in San Diego, California.
CRICK: You train the monkey, by essentially rewarding it, to say whether it's seeing something going -- well, it would be difficult with this, you see, but in the actual case whether it's seeing something going up or whether it's going down. /transcripts/crick2.htm   (4013 words)

 NPR : DNA Pioneer Francis Crick Dies at 88
Francis Harry Compton Crick was born in Northampton England in 1916.
Francis Crick, along with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins, won the 1962 Nobel Prize for describing the spiral structure of DNA.
All Things Considered, July 29, 2004 · Francis Crick, the British scientist who helped discover the double helix structure of DNA has died. /features/feature.php?wfId=3803044   (299 words)

 Crick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Francis Crick (1916–2004), a British scientist and joint discoverer of the structure of DNA
Michael Crick (1958-), a British journalist and biographer
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. /wiki/Crick   (95 words)

 Francis Crick - Wikiquote
Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916– 28 July 2004) British physicist, molecular biologist and neuroscientist, most noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953.
Rather than believe that Watson and Crick made the DNA structure, I would rather stress that the structure made Watson and Crick.
Both of us had decided, quite independently of each other, that the central problem in molecular biology was the chemical structure of the gene. /wiki/Francis_Crick   (294 words)

 Francis Crick - 1962
Francis Crick was born in Northampton in 1916.
Crick was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1959 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1991.
James Watson joined the MRC Unit in 1951 and provoked an interest in the structure of nucleic acids, particularly with Crick, culminating in 1953 with their joint proposal of the double-helical structure for DNA and the replication scheme. /archive/Crick62.html   (382 words)

 BBC NEWS Science/Nature Obituary: Francis Crick
Francis Crick was born on 8 June, 1916 in Northampton, the son of a shoe factory owner.
The story goes that on 28 February 1953, Francis Crick walked into the Eagle pub in Cambridge and announced that he and his American colleague James Watson "had found the secret of life".
Francis Crick was 38 and didn't even have a PhD. /1/hi/sci/tech/2551009.stm   (573 words)

 Crick papers
Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA marks the beginning of a branch of science that we now know as molecular biology.
Francis Crick joined the Cavendish Laboratory in 1949, working with Max Perutz on X-ray crystallography studies of the structure of proteins. /node30074.html   (204 words)

 Consciousness and Neuroscience
We have argued elsewhere (Crick and Koch, 1995a) that to be aware of an object or event, the brain has to construct a multilevel, explicit, symbolic interpretation of part of the visual scene.
We have argued (Crick and Koch, 1995a) that in primates, contrary to most received opinion, it is not located in cortical area V1 (also called the striate cortex or area 17).
Crick F, Koch C (1995c) Why neuroscience may be able to explain consciousness. /~koch/crick-koch-cc-97.html   (9811 words)

 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Watson and Crick describe structure of DNA
At Cambridge University, graduate student Francis Crick and research fellow James Watson (b.
Watson and Crick took a crucial conceptual step, suggesting the molecule was made of two chains of nucleotides, each in a helix as Franklin had found, but one going up and the other going down.
Watson and Crick showed that each strand of the DNA molecule was a template for the other. /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do53dn.html   (677 words)

 How I got Inclined towards Atheism
Francis Crick is Kieckhefer Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, USA.
Crick was informed about the Golden Jubilee of the Atheist Centre he was immensely happy and presented his latest book What Mad Pursuit an autobiographical account of his life as a scientist, to the Atheist Centre with his best wishes for the Golden Jubilee.
Here are a few extracts from that book to acquaint readers with Crick's views on religion. /india/s1990a01.htm   (1332 words)

 Quotes From James Watson And Francis Crick in
James Watson and Francis Crick transformed biology with their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid -- DNA...
James Watson and Francis Crick, crackers of the DNA code, in 1959...
Francis Crick Biography Nobel Lecture Swedish Nobel Stamps Other Resources James Watson Biography... /Quotes_from_James_Watson_And_Francis_Crick.htm   (190 words)

 Francis Crick
Francis Crick, a member of the RNA Tie Club.
James Watson and Francis Crick at a local pub.
It was Jack who told me that the structure of DNA had probably been solved by two people in Cambridge, Francis Crick and Jim Watson, and I can remember trying to understand Jack's explanation of Francis' work on helical diffraction. /specialcollections/coll/pauling/dna/people/crick.html   (569 words)

 Nature web focus: Francis Crick
Physicist, biologist, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, and pioneer of consciousness studies; Francis Crick died of colon cancer on 28 July 2004 at the age of 88.
Here, Crick's life and work is celebrated in a special web focus.
Crick F.H. and Koch C. Nature 411, 893 (June 2001) /nature/focus/crick   (414 words)

 Muere a los 88 años Francis Crick, codescubridor del ADN > elmundosalud - biociencia
En 1953, dos jóvenes investigadores, Francis Crick y James Watson, presentaron en un 'pub' de Cambridge un descubrimiento que iba a revolucionar la investigación científica: el ADN, la doble hélice que guarda la información completa sobre el ser humano.
Crick, entonces de 36 años, y Watson, de 24, trabajaban en el Laboratorio Cavendish de la Universidad de Cambridge, en 1953, cuando descubrieron la doble hélice, la estructura molecular del ADN.
Crick, galardonado junto a Watson con el Premio Nobel por su hallazgo, ha muerto de cáncer de colon en un hospital de San Diego (EEUU). /elmundosalud/2004/07/29/biociencia/1091116221.html   (461 words)

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