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US duo, German win Nobel Medicine Prize

US duo James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born Thomas Suedhof won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for their groundbreaking work on how the cell organises its transport system, the jury said. The trio, who all work at US universities, were honoured for "their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells," it said.

DNA scientist's Nobel medal sells for $2.27 million

The 1962 Nobel Prize medal awarded to DNA discoverer Francis Crick sold Thursday in New York for $2.27 million, a day after a letter Crick wrote went for a record $6 million. The Physiology or Medicine prize medal sold at Heritage Auctions in Manhattan to Jack Wang, CEO of Chinese biomedical company Biomobie, the auction house said. Britain's Crick received the prize along with his DNA co-discoverer James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins.

Scientist's DNA letter to son fetches $6 million

A letter the British scientist who co-discovered the structure of DNA wrote to his son announcing the news sold Wednesday for a record sum of just over $6 million, Christie's said. Elizabeth Van Bergen, a spokeswoman for the auction house in New York, said the sale "did make the new world auction record for a letter and was sold for $6,059,750." Without Christie's added premium, the sale price was $5.3 million, well beyond the initial $1-2 million estimate.

Crick's letter about DNA discovery to be sold at auction

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A letter by Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, outlining the Nobel Prize-winning achievement to his young son is expected to fetch as much as $2 million when it is sold at auction in April, Christie's said on Tuesday. Crick and James Watson unraveled the double-helix structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) while working together in Cambridge, England, in 1953. They received the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1962 for their ground-breaking work.

Nobel prize for discovering DNA up for auction

The Nobel prize awarded to Francis Crick in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA has been put up for auction by his family along with one of his lab coats, his books and other memorabilia. It is believed to be the first Nobel prize placed at auction in more than 70 years and the opening bid is set for $250,000, Heritage Auctions said Monday. Some of the proceeds from the April 10 auction in New York will help fund research at the new Francis Crick Institute in London set to be completed in 2015.

Nobel prize for discovering DNA up for auction

The Nobel prize awarded to Francis Crick in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA has been put up for auction by his family along with one of his lab coats, his books and other memorabilia. It is believed to be the first Nobel prize placed at auction in more than 70 years and the opening bid is set for $250,000, Heritage Auctions said Monday. Some of the proceeds from the April 10 auction in New York will help fund research at the new Francis Crick Institute in London set to be completed in 2015.

Dave Clark Five bassist Rick Huxley dies aged 72

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Rick Huxley, the bassist for the 1960s British Invasion pop-rock group the Dave Clark Five, has died, the band's leader said on Tuesday. He was 72. Huxley died unexpectedly at his home in the English countryside on Monday, Dave Clark told Reuters. The band scored No. 1 hits on both sides of the Atlantic during its decade-long run from 1960-1970.
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