DNA pioneer dies

October 8, 2004

Maurice Wilkins, who helped unlock the double helix structure of DNA together with Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin, has died aged 88. He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1962. Stephen Minger, lecturer in biomedical sciences at King's College London, said: "Professor Wilkins was a very important scientist who probably didn't get the credit he deserved for discoveries that revolutionised science. We wouldn't be anywhere close to where we are now without him."

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