Rosalind Franklin and DNA

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 221 pages
Rosalind Franklin's research was central to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of DNA's double-helix structure. Known only as the bossy, unfeminine "Rosy" in James Watson's The Double Helix, Franklin never received the credit she was due during her lifetime. In this classic work, the author sets the record straight.

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

A must read, if you have read The Double Helix. This work serves as a corrective to the "Rosy" presented by Watson, one that many of us saw through without the book about Franklin, because it was so ... Read full review

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User Review  - cameling - LibraryThing

OK, so it's probably a little biased because it's clear that the author was close friends with Ms Franklin, but nonetheless, it painted a very interesting picture of the woman who made many ... Read full review

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Contents

An Introduction
15
Rosalind
25
Paris
67
The Problem
76
One Cannot Explain These Clashes of Personality
94
The Making of a Discovery
108
She Was Definitely Antihelical
120
On the One Hand a Defeat On the Other a Triumph
137
Winner Take All
156
What She Touched She Adorned
168
The Last Chapter
182
Afterword
188
Notes
201
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Anne Sayre was a well-known journalist and a close friend of Rosalind Franklin's.

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