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The Google doodle today remembering the scientist Rosalind Franklin.

Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. According to Francis Crick, her data was key to determining the structure[3] to formulate Crick and Watson's 1953 model regarding the structure of DNA.[4] Franklin’s images of X-ray diffraction confirming the helical structure of DNA were shown to Watson without her approval or knowledge. This image and her accurate interpretation of the data provided valuable insight into the DNA structure, but Franklin’s scientific contributions to the discovery of the double helix are often overlooked.[5]

Overlooked seems a bit weak. Watson and Crick lifted her research without permission, claimed the discovery of DNA, and got  joint Nobel Prizes.  I imagine this kind of thing went on a lot, especially with female researchers. My real question though, is how I got through school without knowing about her. I was really interested in this area in high school. Probably the teachers didn’t know about her either. 

The Google doodle today remembering the scientist Rosalind Franklin.

Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. According to Francis Crick, her data was key to determining the structure[3] to formulate Crick and Watson's 1953 model regarding the structure of DNA.[4] Franklin’s images of X-ray diffraction confirming the helical structure of DNA were shown to Watson without her approval or knowledge. This image and her accurate interpretation of the data provided valuable insight into the DNA structure, but Franklin’s scientific contributions to the discovery of the double helix are often overlooked.[5]

Overlooked seems a bit weak. Watson and Crick lifted her research without permission, claimed the discovery of DNA, and got  joint Nobel Prizes.  I imagine this kind of thing went on a lot, especially with female researchers. My real question though, is how I got through school without knowing about her. I was really interested in this area in high school. Probably the teachers didn’t know about her either. 

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