Remembering DNA Pioneer Francis Crick Nobel laureate Francis Crick, who along with James Watson uncovered the "double helix" spiral structure of DNA, died Wednesday at age 88. In 1953, the pair announced they had determined the structure of DNA, the molecule that carries the codes for genes. Hear NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science Fridayand NPR's Noah Adams.
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Remembering DNA Pioneer Francis Crick

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Remembering DNA Pioneer Francis Crick

Remembering DNA Pioneer Francis Crick

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Nobel laureate Francis Crick, who along with James Watson uncovered the "double helix" spiral structure of DNA, died Wednesday at age 88. In 1953, the pair announced they had determined the structure of DNA, the molecule that carries the codes for genes. Hear NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science Fridayand NPR's Noah Adams.