On Francis Crick, the genetic code, and a clever kid.

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Journal Article (Letter)

A few years ago, Francis Crick's son told me a story that I can't get out of my mind. I had contacted Michael Crick by email while digging through the background of the researchers who had cracked the genetic code in the 1960s. Francis had died in 2004, and I was contacting some of the people who knew him when he was struggling to decipher the code. Francis didn't appear to struggle often - he is known mostly for his successes - and, as it turns out, this one well-known struggle may have had a clue sitting just barely out of sight.

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Cited Authors

  • Goldstein, B

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 7

Start / End Page

  • R305 -

PubMed ID

  • 29614285

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29614285

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.058

Language

  • eng