Double Helix Medals Awardees - James D. Watson and J. Craig Venter

Author: James D. Watson

James D. Watson and J. Craig Venter

Dr. James D. Watson is widely regarded as the father of DNA science. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1928 and educated at the University of Chicago. In 1953, while at Cambridge University, he and Francis Crick successfully proposed the double-helical structure for DNA, an insight described by Sir Peter Medawar as the "greatest achievement of science in the twentieth century." For this work, Watson and Crick together w…more


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