Here's a link to an obituary of this great British scientist published in PLoS Biology in 2004, highlighting his "Legacy for Neuroscience".
Francis Harry Compton Crick was born on June 8th, 1916, at Northampton, England, being the elder child of Harry Crick and Annie Elizabeth Wilkins. Together with James D. Watson and Maurice Wilkins, they were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".
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[Title quote from Vision Research (2004) 45: 391-393 ]