Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Watson, James Dewey

US biochemist and Nobel laureate; with F. Crick at Cambridge, deduced the structure of DNA from R. Franklin’s X-ray crystallography data; with others, broke the genetic code in the 1960s. Perennial leader of American biological science policy at Cold Spring Harbor, and co-founder of the Human Genome Project in 1989. Winner of the Royal Society’s Copley Medal (1993).

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