Francis Crick

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University College Cork has been criticised over a decision to name one of its buildings in honour of Nobel laureate James Watson, who has expressed controversial views on race. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

University College Cork  has been criticised over a decision to name one of its buildings in honour of Nobel laureate James Watson, who has prev(...)

When The Irish Times says, as it did last month, that “innovation is in our DNA”, as a geneticist I might be pleased. The problem, of course, is that(...)

Triptych: Casten Höller’s installation One, Some, Many  appears at three venues during this year’s EVA International

Over the past quarter-century Carsten Höller has become one of the world’s most in-demand contemporary artists. Here he is probably most closely assoc(...)

Prof James Watson, who jointly discovered the DNA double helix with Francis Crick, is to sell the Nobel medal he won in 1962. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the world’s best-known scientists is selling his Nobel Prize medal in a bid to allow him to “re-enter public life” after being shunned for the (...)

It changed our world

Sixty years ago a pair of young and then little known scientists made a discovery that would change the world. Cambridge-based James Watson and(...)

On April 25th, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick of the Cavendish Laboratory, at Cambridge University, published their proposal of the doubl(...)

The molecular double-helix structure of DNA

On this day 60 years ago a scientific-research paper was published that would change the world. James Watson and Francis Crick revealed the chemica(...)

The structure of DNA was a discovery but one based on practical chemistry

It must be a wonderful thing to discover something so important that the date it occurred becomes an annual day of celebration marked on a cale(...)

Unexpected consequences: Francis Crick and James Watson in Cambridge in the 1950s. Photograph: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

Sixty years ago this year an important thoroughbred stallion was conceived, one that would later prove to carry an exceptional set of genes. Al(...)

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