Monday, 10 August 2015

Rosalind Franklin - The Dark Lady of DNA


Rosalind Franklin was a British scientist who first discovered the helix shape of DNA, was born in 1920. Franklin, who graduated with a doctorate in physical chemistry from Cambridge University in 1945, used her knowledge of x-ray diffraction techniques to take the first photo of DNA, referred to as Photo 51.
Rosalind Franklin is one of the 52 female scientists profiled in the excellent recent release “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and The World."
I recommend the excellent biography "Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA."  
Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. -
Rosalind Franklin


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