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Francis Crick The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1962   Biography Francis Harry Compton Crick  was born on June 8th, 1916, at Northampton, England,  being the elder child of Harry Crick and Annie Elizabeth Wilkins. He has one brother, A. F. Crick, who is a doctor in New  Zealand. Crick was educated at Northampton Grammar School and Mill Hill School, London. He studied physics at University College,  London, obtained a B.Sc. in 1937, and started research for a Ph.D. under Prof E. N. da C. Andrade, but this was interrupted  by the outbreak of war in 1939. During the war he worked as a scientist for the British Admiralty, mainly in connection with  magnetic and acoustic mines. He left the Admiralty in 1947 to study biology. Supported by a studentship from the Medical Research Council and with some financial help from his family, Crick went to  Cambridge and worked at the Strangeways Research Laboratory. In 1949 he joined the Medical Research Council Unit  headed by  M. F. Perutz  of which he has been a member ever since. This Unit was for many years housed in the Cavendish 
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