#OnThisDay DNA’s twisting ladder structure was first uncovered by James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins, but did you know it was Rosalind Franklin that made their discovery possible? Born on this day in 1920, Franklin was a chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose ground-breaking work provided key information toward the discovery of DNA’s signature ‘double helix’ structure. Relying heavily on Franklin’s hypotheses and photographs of DNA strands created with X-ray diffraction…

#OnThisDay DNA’s twisting ladder structure was first uncovered by James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins, but did you know it was Rosalind Franklin that made their discovery possible? Born on this day in 1920, Franklin was a chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose ground-breaking work provided key information toward the discovery of DNA’s signature ‘double helix’ structure. Relying heavily on Franklin’s hypotheses and photographs of DNA strands created with X-ray diffraction…

Born on this day, 08 June: Francis Harry Compton Crick, "co-discoverer" of the structure of DNA. Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins | And what of Rosalind Franklin's discoveries and data for which he never mentioned or acknowledged? Jim Watson referred to her only as 'Rosy' in the pages of his book, 'The Double Helix,' who he tended to dismiss. http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/francis-crick-the-secret-of-life-6538609

Sexism in science: did Watson and Crick really steal Rosalind Franklin’s data?

Born on this day, 08 June: Francis Harry Compton Crick, "co-discoverer" of the structure of DNA. Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins | And what of Rosalind Franklin's discoveries and data for which he never mentioned or acknowledged? Jim Watson referred to her only as 'Rosy' in the pages of his book, 'The Double Helix,' who he tended to dismiss. http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/francis-crick-the-secret-of-life-6538609

50 years ago, Maurice Wilkins, along with Francis Crick and James Watson, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".

50 years ago, Maurice Wilkins, along with Francis Crick and James Watson, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".

Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins CBE FRS (1916 – 2004) was a  physicist and molecular biologist, and Nobel Laureate whose research contributed to the scientific understanding of phosphorescence, isotope separation, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction, and to the development of radar. He is best known for his work at King's College London on the structure of DNA. In recognition of this work, he, Francis Crick and James Watson were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine...

Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins CBE FRS (1916 – 2004) was a physicist and molecular biologist, and Nobel Laureate whose research contributed to the scientific understanding of phosphorescence, isotope separation, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction, and to the development of radar. He is best known for his work at King's College London on the structure of DNA. In recognition of this work, he, Francis Crick and James Watson were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine...

The Double Helix Structure of DNA: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Frankl

The Double Helix Structure of DNA: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Frankl

Maurice Wilkins helped lead the discovery of the DNA molecule structure...

Maurice Wilkins helped lead the discovery of the DNA molecule structure...

The Double Helix Structure of DNA: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin

The Double Helix Structure of DNA: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin

When James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for discovering the shape of our genetic material -- the double-helix model of DNA -- the stage was lacking one woman: Rosalind Franklin, a colleague of Wilkins at King's College, who died prematurely and in obscurity a few years earlier.

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When James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for discovering the shape of our genetic material -- the double-helix model of DNA -- the stage was lacking one woman: Rosalind Franklin, a colleague of Wilkins at King's College, who died prematurely and in obscurity a few years earlier.

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