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Rosalind Franklin

Person  Female  Born 25/7/1920  Died 16/4/1958

Categories: Science

Crystallographer. Born Chepstow Villas. Worked on DNA X-ray diffraction studies 1953 at King's College London with Gosling, Stokes, Wilkins and Wilson.

Crick and Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the DNA double helix, relied on some of Franklin's results for their work. There is some controversy concerning the extent to which they acknowledged that. Some feel that Franklin was not given due recognition due to her gender, her religion (Jewish) or even her class (upper/middle). Died at Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea.

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DNA at Kings

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Franklin, Gosling, Stokes, Wilson, Wilkins

R. E. Franklin, R. G. Gosling, A. R. Stokes, M. H. F. Wilkins, H. R. Wilson ...

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Rosalind Franklin

English Heritage Rosalind Franklin, 1920-1958, pioneer of the study of molecu...

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