Whoa! Bidder Pays $6 Million for Crick DNA Letter

April 10, 2013 6:19 PM

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Whoa! Bidder Pays $6 Million for Crick DNA Letter

A bidder paid over $6 million at an auction today (April 10) for a letter British scientist Francis Crick wrote to his 12-year-old son explaining the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule, which he and James Watson had just discovered.

The winning bid was $5.3 million, with the final price tag for the "Secret of Life" letter coming in at $6,059,750, according to Christie's, which handled the sale.

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