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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Elsie Franklin

1920 - 1958 aged 37 (ovarian cancer)

Determination of the structure of DNA

Fine structure of carbon allotropes

The structures of viruses

Franklin was central to the understanding of molecular structure. Her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA was largely unrecognised during her lifetime. Her last work was concerned with the structure of the tobacco mosaic virus

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Rosalind Franklin

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