The Discovery Of The Dna Structure

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One of the most important things discovered and understood in biology within science, has been the discovery of the DNA structure. Where DNA is the abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid, though it is more known by nearly everyone simply as DNA. The idea behind DNA is that it is a self-replicating material that can be found in all living organisms, especially humans. The structure of DNA was solved in the year 1953, and was solved by four very important scientists who were; Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins (Silverman, 2003). Franklin was seen to contribute to the DNA structure heavily through her own research and discoveries, while it was noted that both Crick and Watson worked together on their discoveries and research. It has been seen that Wilkins contributed less than the other three, but in saying this, he still helped with it and this was made obvious when he also received the Noble Prize. The Noble Price was awarded to Crick, Watson and Wilkins in 1962 for the discovery and solution of the DNA structure (Silverman, 2003). Unfortunately, although Franklin had a big part in the discovery she was not awarded the Noble Prize, as she passed away in the year 1958 (Klug, 1968). If she was still alive at the award ceremony she would have received it alongside the other three. But it should be made clear that she was an important scientist during this discovery, which is seen through what she discovered. These four scientists all contributed
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