Crick, Francis


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Francis Crick was born at Northampton, England on 8th June 1916. Crick was a student of physics at University College, London, where he obtained a BSc degree in 1937. During the Second World War, Crick researched mines for the Admiralty. After the war, he studied biology at Cambridge.
In 1951 Crick started research with James Watson that was shortly to lead to the fundamental discovery of the nature of DNA. Hence the basis of the transmission of genetic information was established. In 1959, Crick was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
In recent years Crick has been engaged in work that tries to link the activity of neurons in the brain and the phenomena of consciousness. This research has been carried out at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, San Diego, California.