James Dewey Watson(1928-), Scientist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Molecular biologist. Together with Francis Crick, Watson proposed the model for the structure of DNA, the acid in chromosomes which stores genetic information. They were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1962) with the biophysicist Maurice Wilkins.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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