Rosalind Franklin: Dark Lady Of DNA

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Rosalind Franklin was perhaps one of the most influential woman scientists. Rosalind Franklin was born in London, England on 25th July 1920. There is probably no other woman scientist with as much controversy surrounding her life and work as Rosalind Franklin. But now, the uncertain legacy of Franklin and her role in the 20th century 's premier biological discovery appears resolved in a new sweeping life story, Rosalind Franklin: Dark Lady of DNA, by British biographer Brenda Maddox. Brenda Maddox does an admirable job writing the untold story of an admirable Jewish woman, Rosalind Franklin, who tries to make her mark in science. Brenda Maddox’s biography tells a lot more than a sincere story of bullying, harassment, and gender discrimination.
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Wilkins, Watson, and Crick received the Nobel Prize, but in reality, was Rosalind Franklin’s data and photos of DNA that led to their discovery. They couldn’t have done it without her x-ray crystallography. Regardless of the discovery has had serious significance for modern medicine, Franklin 's contribution to it almost remained complicated. Since the publication of "The Dark Lady of DNA," readers have a much better understanding of who Rosalind Franklin was and how much she contributed to science. As a scientist, Franklin was outstanding by a very great transparency and perfection in everything she undertook. Brenda Maddox establish her theme carefully to make the reader feels an extraordinary empathy for Rosalind. Also, Maddox interviewed Franklin 's relatives. By interviewing Franklin’s family, she let her position Franklin 's life within the history of her Anglo-Jewish family, generations of wealthy London publishers and bankers who experienced discrimination. This history does more than disprove some of Watson 's abrupt assumptions about Franklin 's

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