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Transcript of Rosalind Franklin
Story behind Rosalind
By: Arianna Flores and Lexi Akinbinu
"James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin." Homepage of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2013
Maddox, Brenda. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA. New York: HarperCollins, 2002. Print.
Table of contents
background of Rosalind Franklin
story behind Rosalind
Rosalind Elsie Franklin, born on July 25, 1920 into a Jewish family in London, England.
"Rosalind Franklin Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/rosalind-franklin-9301344>.
Her Major Discovery
Attended Newnham college, and Cambridge University where she studied chemistry from 1938-41.
Was in competition with Watson and Crick.
She died 4 years and she was unable to be nominated alongside Watson, Crick, and Wilkins.
She was a chemist and it relates to chemistry because she studied with x-rays which later led on to a successful discovery.
She worked with a lot of radiation from x-rays and she was around it frequently.
In 1956 she found out she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Franklin had only about 2 years left, she had three operations and experimental chemotherapy.
Died at a young age of 37 on April 16, 1958.
Rosalind was born into a well-off family.
In today's time people are more familiar with Rosalind.
"Rosalind Franklin: Great Minds." YouTube. YouTube, 09 July 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <
Her father taught at a men's college, and she had aunts and uncles who were very involved.
Her parents were especially involved, with resettling jews from Europe.
Rosalind had known she wanted to become a chemist by the age of 15.
"Rosalind Franklin." About.com Women's History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <http://womenshistory.about.com/od/sciencechemistry/p/franklin_dna.htm>.
Her story continues to be told, and she is known to be the true discoverer of the double strand helix.
Rosalind's parents were big on education, and strongly influenced it.
Graduated from Cambridge in 1945.
Moved to Paris where she studied DNA