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Matt Ridley

Originally posted June 2006

Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

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The late Francis Crick is a larger-than-life figure in modern science, as co-discoverer of the DNA double helix and the man who discovered DNA's fundamental coding scheme. But he was no stereotypical white-lab-coated humorless absent-minded professor, says biography Matt Ridley, whose book "Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code" is part of the HarperCollins "Eminent Lives" series of slender biographical profiles.




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