On the centenary of the birth of Francis H. C. Crick - from physics to genetics and neuroscience.

@article{Teive2016OnTC,
  title={On the centenary of the birth of Francis H. C. Crick - from physics to genetics and neuroscience.},
  author={H{\'e}lio Afonso Ghizoni Teive},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2016},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={
          351-3
        }
}
  • H. Teive
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Psychology
  • Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
The year 2016 marks the centenary of the birth of Francis Crick (1916-2004), who made outstanding contributions to genetics and neuroscience. In 1953, in a collaborative study, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the DNA double helix, and in 1962 they and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Crick subsequently became very interested in neuroscience, particularly consciousness and its relationship to the claustrum, a small gray matter structure between… 

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