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How Rosalind Franklin Proved The Shape of DNA

27 Jul

Google celebrates Roslind Franklin

The Google Doodle Celebrates the Life and Discoveries of Rosalind Franklin: The First Person to Photograph DNA’s StructureRosalind Franklin young photo

On Thursday, July 25th, you may have noticed Google’s homepage altered to celebrate one of the key discoveries in science: the discovery of the structure of DNA. But their doodle didn’t refer to the usual men celebrated for its discovery – instead it acknowledged an often overlooked woman.

Most of the recognition for the discovery, including the Nobel prize, went to James Watson and Francis Crick, but few were aware at the time that their theory hung on the work of a young woman named Rosalind Franklin.
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