Thursday, September 15, 2005

Oops, We Forgot Rosalind Franklin!

Watson and Crick got a lot of heat a little while back because Roasalind Franklin, a woman, was not included as a critical part of their research. She obtained sharp X-Ray diffraction images of DNA, important for finding its chemical structure. Still though, she was not part of their team, so she ought not recieve credit as part of the "Watson and Crick." That's like giving credit for relativity to the guy who discovered the speed of light.


Post a Comment

<< Home