Crick’s letter about DNA discovery to be sold at auction

Francis Crick with James D. Watson, co-discoverers of the structure and function of DNA, are shown in this image taken circa 1953NEW YORK (Reuters) – A letter by Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, outlining the Nobel Prize-winning achievement to his young son is expected to fetch as much as $2 million when it is sold at auction in April, Christie's said on Tuesday. Crick and James Watson unraveled the double-helix structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) while working together in Cambridge, England, in 1953. They received the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1962 for their ground-breaking work. …


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