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Francis crick life time-line

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cody h

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of Francis crick life time-line

by: cody harkins Francis crick •Francis Crick was born near Northampton. june 8, 1916 •Crick wins a scholarship to Mill Hill School, London. 1930 •at age 18, Crick began studying physics at University College London. 1934 •crick graduated from University College London. 1937 •Crick joins the British Admiralty Research Laboratory, helping to design magnetic and acoustic mines. 1940 •He changed from physics to biology. 1947 •he was working at the Medical Research Council unit at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. 1949 •an American student, James Watson, arrived at the unit and then him and crick started to work together. 1951 •they published the news of their discovery, a molecular structure of DNA based on all its known features - the double helix. April 1953 •Crick began work with Sydney Brenner to determine how the sequence of DNA bases would specify the amino acid sequence in proteins. 1957 •1958 , he proposed “the sequence hypothesis” (that DNA sequence is the code for the amino acid sequence of a protein) and the “central dogma” (that information goes from DNA to protein, but not back again). 1958 •they had shown that translation involves a three-nucleotide code. 1961 •crick and the small group of other scientists resaved a Nobel Prize in Medicine. 1962 •Crick left Cambridge Laboratories. 1976 •Crick publishes his intellectual autobiography “What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery”. 1988 •Crick publishes his views on consciousness: 'The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul' 1994 He died July 28, 2004, at age 88.
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