These Women have Changed the World with Science - Too Bad a Man was Given all Credit




Sources: National Geographic M. W. Rossiter Harvard


For those of you who don’t know, Rosalind Franklin was a genius. She was born in 1920 and discovered the double-helix shape of DNA by essentially taking x-rays of human DNA, taking the two-dimensional images produced, and combining them into an accurate three-dimensional model. She discovered the shape by herself, only to have her work stolen by scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick, who published the data before she could and ended up winning a Nobel Prize for the work. Furthermore, Rosalind Franklin died from ovarian cancer soon after her discovery; the cancer likely caused by all her time spent in the lab working with x-rays that at the time were not known to be hazardous. Here is an article you can read about her and here is a mini video biography SciShow did on her. 

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