Image Gallery: Francis Crick Explains DNA to 12-Year-Old

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A Most Important Discovery

Credit: Christie’s
"My Dear Michael, Jim Watson and I have probably made a most important discovery," begins the letter Francis Crick wrote to his 12-year-old son, Michael,…Read More »

on March 19, 1953. Now up for auction, the letter is one of the first written accounts of how Crick and James Watson unraveled the double-helix structure of DNA that makes it possible for life to copy itself.   Less «
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