SYMHC Classics: Rosalind Franklin, DNA's Dark Lady


Rosalind Franklin with microscope in 1955 From the personal collection of Jenifer Glynn. MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

We're reaching back to 2011 for an episode from Sarah and Deblina about a woman scientist. The men who are usually credited with discerning DNA's structure won the Nobel Prize in 1962, but they used Rosalind Franklin's research. In 1952, she captured the best DNA image available at the time, and the Nobel winners used it without her knowledge.

The original episode can be found here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/rosalind-franklin-dnas-dark-lady.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics