Apr 15th, 2012 by brownjen
When we think of DNA, we all know that it holds the secrets to how information is stored. It is what makes us who we are. It also helps in determining how and what effects our bodies. Needless to say DNA is an important topic to know about. Around the 1950′s scientists had discovered a lot of information about heredity but they didn’t know how the information was stored in the cell. That all came to an abrupt halt with Rosalind Franklin’s X-ray of the DNA structure. Although she never received credit for her work. However her colleagues, which all happen to be males, did. They received a Nobel prize for being instrumental in the discovery of the double helix and the information of how it stored it’s information. So why not Rosalind? Was it the time period or was it that women were considered to be inferior to men? Or was it simply an oversight? The next pages will help to get to the bottom of the controversy.
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