DNA Structure.

Year. early 1950s

Creator. Maurice Wilkins

Where. London, UK



Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth, and reproduction of all known organisms and many viruses. DNA and ribonucleic acid are nucleic acids. Part of Maurice Wilkins’ work focused on elucidating the structure of DNA through continuous testing, verifications, and make significant corrections to the Watson-Crick DNA model and RNA.  In 1962, Wilkins, Crick, and Watson were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.