tcd004 writes: Dozens of letters written by Nobel prize winner Frances Crick have just been released. The letters, which even Crick thought had been destoryed, reveal the intense, and sometimes playful competition among researchers to decode DNA in the 1960's. At one point, Watson and Crick were pulled off of DNA research because they incorporated works from a competing team at Kings College. Crick's letter to his rival (and friend) Maurice Wilkins read "Cheer up and take it from us that even if we kicked you in the pants it was between friends," he wrote. "We hope our burglary will at least produce a united front in your group!"