Category:Rosalind Franklin

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English: Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her DNA work achieved the most fame because DNA plays an essential role in cell metabolism and genetics, and the discovery of its structure helped her co-workers understand how genetic information passes from parents to their offspring.

Rosalind Franklin 
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British chemist, biophysicist, and X-ray crystallographer
Date of birth 25 July 1920
Notting Hill
Rosalind Franklin
Date of death 16 April 1958
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
Place of burial
Country of citizenship
Educated at
Field of work
  • Ellis Arthur Franklin
Award received
  • Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2008)
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