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Wilkins, Maurice

Line breaks: Maur|ice Wil|kins
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪlkɪnz
 
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Definition of Wilkins, Maurice in English:

( 1916–2004), New Zealand-born British biochemist and molecular biologist; full name Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins. From X-ray diffraction analysis of DNA, he and his colleague Rosalind Franklin confirmed the double helix structure proposed by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1962, shared with Crick and Watson).

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