Rosalind Elsie Franklin
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This paper provides an analysis of the career of Rosalind Elsie Franklin, whose X-ray diffraction images of DNA led to the discovery of its structure by Crick and Watson. The challenges Franklin faced in a male-dominated field where gender bias was apparent are addressed along with her contributions to DNA research.
From the Paper:"Rosalind Elsie Franklin was a pioneer molecular biologist who played a significant role in helping discover the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) along with her male colleagues James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins. Educated in an era where few women became scientists, Franklin's exact role in assisting her male colleagues in the study is unclear. As one historian notes of Franklin; "There is probably no other woman scientist with as much controversy surrounding her life and work." This analysis will discuss Franklin's contributions...
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Rosalind Elsie Franklin (2008, December 01) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/rosalind-elsie-franklin-124861/
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