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Posted in Contest by Courtney on June 7th, 2012

UPDATE: Congratulations to Vincent F. from Raleigh, NC — he’s won his own DNA Portrait!

Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the helix DNA structure, was born on June 8, 1916 and would have celebrated his 94th birthday tomorrow!

Via Wikipedia: Francis Harry Compton Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 together with James D. Watson. He, Watson and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.

Crick was an important theoretical molecular biologist and played a crucial role in research related to revealing the genetic code. He is widely known for use of the term “central dogma” to summarize an idea that genetic information flow in cells is essentially one-way, from DNA to RNA to protein.

In honor of his birthday and countless molecular contributions, we’re celebrating Francis and giving away a DNA Portrait to one lucky winner. Enter on our Facebook page!

This give-away is open to residents of the contiguous USA or Canada.
One entry per person. Contest closes on June 13 at 11:59pm and we’ll contact the winner via email.

Want a DNA Portrait right now? Save 15% with code FrancisCrick15 until June 13. Join us in celebrating Francis’ birthday and scientific contributions!

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