Molecular Biology in the Year 2000

  title={Molecular Biology in the Year 2000},
  author={Francis H. C. Crick},
  • F. Crick
  • Published 14 November 1970
  • Education
  • Nature
By the year 2000 most of the problems now facing us in molecular biology will probably have been solved, but new and unexpected developments are likely to make the subject just as exciting then as it is today. This was the theme of Dr Crick's contribution to a conference held in October 1969 to help celebrate Nature's centenary. This article is based on his talk. 
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  • Reanney Dc
  • Biology
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