Nobel Prize

Crick's Nobel Prize Sells for $2.3 Million

Award given to discoverer of DNA goes to head of biomedical firm

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The Nobel Prize won by British scientist Francis Crick for his discovery of DNA has sold for $2.27m (£1.47m) at auction in New York.

It was bought by Jack Wang, CEO of a Shanghai-based biomedical firm, who had flown in specially for the sale.

Professor Crick won the prize in 1962 for his discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule, making it possible to decode how living beings function.

It was one of 10 lots put up for sale by Crick's heirs.