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Nobel Prize for DNA structure for sale Grant Jacobs Feb 26

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The family of Francis Crick are to sell his Nobel Prize Medal and diploma, won for his work on the structure of DNA.

(Source: wikimedia.org)

Crick’s 1962 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine was shared with American James Watson and New Zealander* Maurice Wilkins, for their work on the structure of DNA. (More formally, “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material”.)

Family members are reported at livescience as hoping that the medal and diploma will be made available for display to the public,

“It had been tucked away for so long,” said Kindra Crick, Francis Crick’s 36-year-old granddaughter, of the medal. “We really were interested in finding someone who could look after it, and possibly put it on display so it could inspire the next generation of scientists.”

An opening bid of $500,000 has been set.

What got my attention they are also considering to sell a letter Crick wrote to his then 12 year-old son explaining the DNA structure model work is also for sale.

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