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08/06/1916 Biochemist and biophysicist Francis Crick is born

British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist Francis Crick was born and raised in Weston Favell in the English town of Northampton. He is most noted for co-discovering the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson, work which was based partly on fundamental studies done by Rosalind Franklin, Raymond Gosling and Maurice Wilkins.

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