Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

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Harper Perennial, 2008 - Genetic code - 230 pages
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Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity through his leap into biology at the age of 31 and his co-discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

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Review: Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

User Review  - Venky - Goodreads

A breathtaking Biography of the Pioneer of the Double Helix. Francis Crick will occupy an exalted place in the pantheon of greats for his earth-shattering discovery relating to DNA. Read full review

Review: Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

User Review  - Trey Nowell - Goodreads

Author did a very good job collecting info on the life of Francis Crick. Can't say it improved my views of what type of person Crick was, but it brought up many points I had not heard of behind the scenes of all the discoveries. End of the book picked up a bit and was a little more entertaining. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Matt Ridley received his BA and D Phil at Oxford researching the evolution of behaviour. He has been science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor of The Economist. He has a regular column in the Daily Telegraph. He is also the author of 'The Red Queen' (1993) and 'The Origins of Virtue' (1996). Matt Ridley is the chairman of The International Centre for Life.

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