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  • Akiko Kawabata

    Rosalind Elsie Franklin, Ph.D: 1920-1958 Her's is a story of intrigue, envy, prejudice and social issues worthy of any great book or movie. Who should really receive the credit for the discovery of the structure of DNA - one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century? Three men received the Nobel Prize for the discovery, Franklin and her role were all but forgotten.

  • Angie Nicholson

    Rosalind Franklin, PhD - the "Dark Lady" of DNA, British x-ray crystallographer whose x-ray photograph of DNA led to the discovery of the double helix. Although she was robbed of the Nobel, she wins the Nobel Prize of my heart! en.wikipedia.org/...

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Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

Rosalind Franklin: “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”

DNA ice sculpture... THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!

Photograph 51, an x-ray diffraction image taken by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling revealing the double helix structure of DNA.

Rosalind Franklin who discovered the DNA double helix before Watson & Crick

Rosalind Franklin first discovered the DNA double helix (not Watson and Crick who took credit for the discovery).

Rosalind Franklin's X-ray diffraction photograph of DNA, 1953

This Day in History: Jul 25, 1920: Rosalind Franklin, famous for X-ray diffraction images of DNA, is born

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Piggy back ride ~ sweet mother and daughter

1871-Convicted at age of 11, Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour at Newcastle after being convicted of stealing iron. Age: 11 Height: 4.3

A Vision of Rosalind - 1. Rosalind Franklins famous Photo 51 shows the mysterious “X” shape that informed Watson and Crick of double helix structure of DNA. In ‘A Vision of Rosalind 1’, her Photo 51 is reinterpreted giving it due respect in a celebration of colours.