Rosalind Franklin and the Advent of Molecular Biology

Authors

Cramer P

Journal

Cell

Citation

Cell. 2020 Aug 20;182(4):787-789.

Abstract

Rosalind Franklin provided the key data for deriving the double helix structure of DNA. The English chemist also pioneered structural studies of colloids, viruses, and RNA. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Franklin’s birth, I summarize her work, which shaped the emerging discipline of molecular biology.

DOI

10.1016/j.cell.2020.07.028
 
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