Francis Crick Obit

Frances Crick, Nobel Laureate and co-discoverer of DNA, passed away in San Diego at age 88, after a long battle with cancer. A sad day for the scientific community.

Working with James Watson, Crick published their findings on the double helix shape of DNA in 1953, correctly theorizing that the structure of DNA contained the genetic information, encoded in the base pairs, that passed from generation to generation in all life.

Crick was later president of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.