Crick and Watson's DNA molecular model

Made:
1953 in England
maker:
Francis Crick

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Crick and Watsons DNA molecular model, 1953. This reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA (deoxyribose nucleic
Science Museum Group Collection
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Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

EReconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Crick and Watsons DNA molecular model, 1953. This reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA (deoxyribose nucleic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA, using some of the original metal plates, by Francis Crick and James Watson, England, 1953

In 1953, the British and American molecular biologists Francis Crick and James Watson pulled off one of the most profound scientific triumps of the century. Using their knowledge of chemical bonds, along with X-ray crystallography results from the British chemist Rosalind Franklin, they worked out the double-helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the molecule that acts as a blueprint for all living things.

Within a decade, scientists had worked out how information is coded along the molecule. This reconstruction of Watson and Crick's model includes some of the original metal plates they used (Inv. No. 1977-300)

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Details

Category:
Biochemistry
Object Number:
1977-310
Materials:
aluminium alloy, metal (unknown)
type:
molecular model
taxonomy:
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  • science
  • natural sciences
  • biological sciences
  • biology
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  • disciplines
  • science
  • natural sciences
  • biological sciences
  • visual and verbal communication
  • model - representation
credit:
King's College, London
status:
Permanent collection

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