The discovery of the structure of DNA was one of the most important scientific achievements in human history. The now-famous double helix is almost synonymous with Watson and Crick, two of the scientists who won the Nobel prize for figuring it out. But there’s another name you may not know: Rosalind Franklin. Cláudio L. Guerra shares the true story of the woman behind the helix.
The discovery of the structure of DNA might have been made earlier had Rosalind Franklin, one of the scientists studying the molecule, chosen to focus on a different form of the biochemical, her sister claimed.
A biologist spells out why the creator of "Photo 51" should have shared the Nobel with Watson and Crick.
The structure of DNA double helix and how it was discovered. Chargaff, Watson and Crick, and Wilkins and Franklin.
These six scientists were snubbed for awards or robbed of credit for discoveries … because they were women.
Photograph 51 is a new play about Rosalind Franklin, Watson and Crick, and the race to determine the structure of DNA at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, running through November 21st. A panel discussion about the play on November 2nd featured crystallography expert Helen Berman, biologist and Franklin scholar Lynne Osman Elkin, science journalist Nicholas Wade, playwright Anna Ziegler, and moderator Stuart Firestein.
It's remarkable what can happen when James Watson isn't in the room.
Rosalind Franklin was a British scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA, but you most likely haven't heard of her. Hank will attempt to fix this gap in your knowledge on today's SciShow: Great Minds.