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Dr. Francis Crick

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In 1953, Dr. Francis Crick and Dr. James Watson made history by discovering and making a model of DNA, the basic unit of our genes. Dr. Crick coined the term "Central Dogma of Molecular Biology," which is that "DNA makes RNA makes proteins," a surprisingly simple concept with huge scientific significance. After winning the Nobel Prize in 1962 for their work, Crick moved on to study RNA. Then in 1976 he moved to the Salk Institute in California to study the brain and the understanding of consciousness. He worked there until his death in 2004 at he age of 88.

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