20th century, Science

Rosalind Franklin

By Chloe McIvor Rosalind Franklin was a British scientist who made one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century. Her work on X-ray diffraction images of DNA is responsible for her fame after death but she is renowned for being unappreciated in life. She is now recognised for playing an important role in… Continue reading Rosalind Franklin

20th century, Science

Rosalind Franklin: Beyond the Helix

By Dan Hudson “As a scientist Miss Franklin was distinguished by extreme clarity and perfection in everything she undertook” - J. D. Bernal, Nature 1958 Dr. Rosalind Franklin (1920-58) is famously accredited with the original evidence for the B-DNA double helix (the most common form), a monumentally important revelation which served as the basis for… Continue reading Rosalind Franklin: Beyond the Helix