More programs, more candles, more light.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Loading the player ...

Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

with science writer Matt Ridley

June 16, 2006
54 minutes
Matt Ridley


Matt Ridley's biography traces Francis Crick's life from his childhood, through his famed scientific discovery of the genetic code, up to his last years spent contemplating consciousness.

Matt Ridley has been a scientist, a journalist, and a national newspaper columnist, and is the chairman of the International Centre for Life, in Newcastle, England. Matt Ridley is also a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

Books by Matt Ridley:

Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code, 2006 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, 2010 The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture, 2004