Who was Rosalind Franklin?

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Oct 21, 2015

Rosalind Franklin was a chemist who performed X-ray crystallography on DNA and determined the double helix structure of DNA.


James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1962 for their work in determining the structure of DNA and its significance.

Rosalind Franklin did not receive the Nobel Prize because she had died of cancer before the Nobel Prize was awarded, and the Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously.