Tribute to Edge-geneticist

NZ’s “third man of the double helix” Maurice Wilkins has been honoured in the lead-up to next year’s 50th anniversary of DNA. In 1962, Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with fellow discoverers Francis Crick and James Watson. The Royal Society of NZ commissioned a portrait by Juliet Kac and a poem by Chris Orsman, both of which were presented to Professor Wilkins at a ceremony in his honour in London, November 26.

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