It is Friday. The time is ripe for our Good Old Days feature.
From the BBC News:
A rough sketch by Francis Crick showing his first impression of the DNA molecule has been released on the web.
The doodle, done on a scrap of A4 paper, provides the first hint of the famous double-helix structure of DNA.
The Cambridge scientist, who died in July 2004 aged 88, identified the shape of DNA with Dr James Watson in 1953.
The pencil drawing has been posted on the internet as part of a project to open the late scientist’s life and work to the public.
Crick famously celebrated by going to a local pub and telling regulars that he and Dr Watson had “found the secret of life”.
The breakthrough, which helped to earn the pair the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962, heralded a new era of genetic science.
A total of 350 text documents and images from Crick’s personal archive, including the DNA sketch, can now be viewed on the internet or downloaded.
More at The Francis Crick Papers at the National Library of Medicine…
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