English molecular biologist responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA . Born: July 25, 1920 Died: April 16, 1958
Franklin, Rosalind Elsie
Biographical profile of the chemist.
A Science Odyssey: Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)
Biography of the researcher who used x-ray diffraction to determine the structure of DNA.
Spartacus Educational: Rosalind Franklin
Portrait, short biography, quotations from three of her letters, and several evaluations of her work and character by others.
Wikipedia: Rosalind Franklin
Short biographical article.
Secret of Photo 51
Background information on program on Rosalind Franklin's role in the discovery of the double helix. Article by Brenda Maddox, video clip, interview of biology professor. [NOVA] (April 22, 2003)
Evidence for 2-Chain Helix in Crystalline Structure of Sodium Deoxyribonucleate
Rosalind E. Franklin and R.G. Gosling present an analysis of data from X-ray crystallography which indicates differences between the A and B structures of DNA. 577K PDF. [Nature] [PDF] (July 25, 1953)
Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate
Cautious article by Rosalind E. Franklin and R.G. Gosling says that the X-ray of the B form of nucleic acid fibres "shows in striking manner the features characteristic of helical structures." [Nature] [PDF] (April 25, 1953)
[DNA Mozilla]
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