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I know the third one in the front row is James Watson.

Does anyone recognize the others?

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    $\begingroup$ This has no relevance in biology $\endgroup$ – Nandor Poka Apr 15 '15 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ Should we put the species-identification tag? $\endgroup$ – рüффп Apr 15 '15 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ While not being an ideal question (where and when was the photo taken? why do you want to know?), I still think these kinds of questions should be allowed here. We have the history tag, which is relevant for this Q (history of biology), the Q has a definite answer, and BioSE should be as good a place as any to ask about the identification of prominent biologists. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Apr 15 '15 at 22:04
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with fileunderwater. I vote to reopen $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Apr 15 '15 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ Sitting next to Jim Watson is another Nobel Laureate, Wally Gilbert (on the right in the photo) but actually on Watson's left. $\endgroup$ – mdperry Apr 16 '15 at 0:19
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Front row, left to right; Victor McKusick, Maurice Wilkins, James Watson, Walter Gilbert and John Kendrew.

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    $\begingroup$ Great! +1 Do you know where/when the picture was taken? Seems to have a high density of Nobel laureates. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Apr 16 '15 at 12:13
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately I was unable to find any context for this photo, I just recognized the scientists. It appears to be a relatively formal meeting and most of them are molecular biologists/geneticists, but I'm not sure why they would be holding papers if it was anything but an experiment (though I can't imagine what experiment they would attend that involved molecular biology) my only other guess would be perhaps some sort of a conference because they all seem to be taking notes and looking in the same direction. Again, I'm not sure. I apologize for not being able to find anything on it. $\endgroup$ – CDB Apr 16 '15 at 18:14

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