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.
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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.