Looks like someone wanted this pretty badly: The letter that Francis Crick wrote to his son describing the structural detail of DNA has sold for a record breaking $5.3m at a New York City auction. That's more than $4m over the initial asking price.
Francis Crick, the guy who co-discovered the molecular structure of DNA back in 1953, died nine years ago. Along with James Watson, he won a Nobel Prize for the groundbreaking scientific discovery — but his family now wants to get rid of it. According to Heritage Auctions, bidding for the gold medal and diploma will…
It may be the basis of all life on Earth, but we're betting there's still a lot you don't know about deoxyribonucleic acid. Who discovered it? What makes it "right-handed"? And what does it have to do with LSD? Find out after the jump.
When James Watson and Francis Crick unveiled the double-helical structure of DNA, the pair became international celebrities. But with celebrity, can come a lot of unwanted personal attention.