Brain Byte

Francis Crick

  • Published4 Dec 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

British scientist Francis Crick studied phenomena both big and small: his career began in physics, migrated to DNA, and ended in consciousness.

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