Rosalind Franklin: An Important Historical Figure

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If I could meet an important historical figure, I would wish to meet Rosalind Franklin, the woman who changed the world of chemistry. Franklin was a dedicated chemist who researched the structure of DNA using X-Ray chromatography, a new and dangerous imaging method that eventually led to her early death. She worked among strong-minded men, many of whom disagreed with her due to her gender. Nevertheless, she still contributed to their research, even commenting on the inaccuracies of Watson and Crick’s first DNA model. Her remark, as well as her “photo 51” that showed the double-stranded nature of DNA, led Watson and Crick to the double-helix model we know today and a Nobel Prize. Her research has shaped our understanding of DNA, and her persistent
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