Oth­ers shared DNA dis­cov­ery

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

IT was not just Drs Crick and Wat­son who re­ceived the No­bel Prize for Phys­i­ol­ogy and Medicine in 1962 (Past Times, May 17).

Dr Mau­rice Wilkins of Kings Col­lege, Lon­don also shared in the prize - and many con­sider that Dr Ros­alind Franklin who worked with Wilkins but sadly died be­fore the award should be equally ranked with the three win­ners.

The award was not for the dis­cov­ery of DNA per se but for the elu­ci­da­tion of its structure, and its func­tion in the trans­fer of ge­netic in­for­ma­tion. Dr Peter B Baker Via email

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