Francis Crick died the 28th of July 2004, after a long battle with colon cancer. The New York Times wrote two days later: “Francis H. C. Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, the genetic blueprint for life, and the leading molecular biologist of his age, died on Wednesday night in a hospital in San Diego. He was 88.

The idea itself of BRAIN MIND & LIFE came from a Francis Crick’s inspiration. Francis Crick, along with Gerald Edelman, represented our major scientific authority.

BM&L-International commemorated his extraordinary contribute to science with a lecture held in New York last Saturday.




Crick’s biography at:







More links:


Francis H.C. Crick 

Aaron Klug: 1982 Nobel Autobiography 

Francis Crick: 1962 Nobel Biography 

Max F. Perutz 1962 Nobel Biography 

James Watson: 1962 Nobel Biography 

Richard Henderson _R.html 

Sydney Brenner: 2002 Nobel Biography 

Leslie Orgel 

Tomaso Poggio .shtml 

Christof Koch 

Michael Levitt 

F. Crick, C. Koch, "Consciousness and neuroscience," Cerebral Cortex, 8:97-107, 1998.

K. Heyman, "Christof Koch's ascent," The Scientist, 17:52, July 14, 2003. 

Peoples Archive: Francis H. C. Crick. 

Hist Cite: Papers by Francis Harry Compton Crick tml 

Hist Cite: 1953 Paper by Watson and Crick, "Molecular Structure of DNA" tml 


BM&L-September 2004