Francis CrickFrancis Crick, son of Harry and Annie Crick, was born on June 8, 1916 in England. Hegot his bachelor’s degree in science at age 21 from University College in London. During WWIICrick worked as a British scientist where he helped develop radar and landmines. After studyingand lecturing at schools across the United States and England, Crick met J.D. Watson atCambridge University where they began research into DNA. In 1953, their work paid off whenthey were the first to discover the structure of DNA. In 1962 Watson, Wilkins, and Crick wereawarded the nobel prize for their discovery. Francis Crick continued on to become the director ofthe Molecular Biology Lab at Cambridge until 1976.During the second half of his career Francis Crick study neuroscience. He left Cambridgeand moved to Southern California and to The Salk Institute. There he researched consciousnessand was extremely confused by it. Though he kept trying to understand it, he ultimatelyconcluded that he didn’t have the technology to fully grasp it. What he did discover would helplay the groundwork for neurology and it would expand the field of neurologists from 3,000 in the1980’s to 35,000 in 2009. He continued to write about neurology until his death in California onJuly 28, 2004.The work of Francis Crick is still valuable in science today as it has led to many recentbreakthroughs in science. It has also been the whole basis for the biotechnology industry. This isan industry which includes genetic engineering and other gene research. It has also led tofingerprint mapping and forensics, which is extremely important in solving crimes. It may alsosoon lead to gene therapy, which will allow scientists to go into a person’s genes and removediseases or make them immune to them.Having a partner is important because when trying to discover something on your own,you may overlook important information. When working with others, it increases efficiency andleaves minimal room for error. It also can allow you to pool your knowledge together. If oneperson is an expert in making DNA models and the other is an expert in studying x-rays then younow are able to do both and compare results. The only difficult thing about this would be arguingover who discovered what. This is exactly what happened when Rosalind Franklin, FrancisCrick, J.D Watson, and Maurice Wilkins finally did discover DNA.Overall, the discoveries of Francis Crick can not be understated. All of his researchhelped lay the groundwork for two of the largest fields in science. He will always be rememberedfor what he did in the discovery of DNA.