Happy Birthday to MauriceWilkins, the Third Man Behind the DNA Double Helix!

Celebrating 99th Birthday of Maurice Wilkins, whose phenomenal work on DNA structure is the foundation for the science of genomics today.

Maurice Wilkins was a true genomic pioneer – his X-Ray diffraction studies with DNA laid the foundation for Watson & Crick’s double helix structure of DNA. For his contributions, Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for physiology in 1962, along with Watson & Crick.