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Wilkins Wil·kins (wĭl'kĭnz), Maurice Hugh Frederick. Born 1916.
British biophysicist. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the determination of the structure of DNA.
British biophysicist who contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA. He worked with Rosalind Franklin to produce x-ray studies of DNA that helped Francis Crick and James Watson establish its structure as a double helix. For this work Wilkins shared with Crick and Watson the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.