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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1962

For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material
Name - Francis Harry Compton Crick
Date of birth - 8 June 1916
Institutions - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Cambridge, United Kingdom
Country - United Kingdom

Description - Francis Harry Compton Crick OM FRS, was a British molecular biologist, physicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being one of two co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953, together with James D. Watson. He, Watson and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962


Name - James Dewey Watson
Date of birth - April 6, 1928
Institutions - Harvard University Cambridge, MA, USA
Country - USA

Description - James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, best known as one of co-discoverers of the structure of DNA with Francis Crick, in 1953. Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".


Name - Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins
Date of birth - 15 December 1916
Institutions - London University London, United Kingdom
Country - United Kingdom and New Zealand

Description - Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins CBE FRS was a New Zealand-born British molecular biologist, and Nobel Laureate who contributed research in the fields of phosphorescence, radar, isotope separation, and X-ray diffraction.