Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Rosalind

I've discussed DNA a fair bit on this blog, since the treatments I am undergoing work by damaging DNA.

You probably know that the two men who received the credit for the elucidation of the double-helix structure of DNA are James Watson and Francis Crick. But they probably couldn't have discerned that structure without the x-ray crystallography work of Rosalind Franklin.

Specifically, this image:

Unfortunately Rosalind did not receive recognition for her contribution until after her death (she died in 1958).

Happy Birthday, Rosalind!

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