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Maurice Wilkins
(15 Dec 1916 - 5 Oct 2004)

New Zealand-English biophysicist.


Science Quotes by Maurice Wilkins (2 quotes)

It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection.
— Maurice Wilkins
Nobel Lecture (11 Dec 1962). In Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine, 1942-1962 (1999, 762.
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Our dark lady is leaving us next week.
— Maurice Wilkins
Letter from Maurice Wilkins to Francis Crick, 7 Mar 1953. Cited in Brenda Maddox, The Dark Lady of DNA (2002), xvii.
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