The woman who discovered life

“The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA…”

Lewis Thomas

The fact that we have reached 175 blog posts is largely due to clever manipulation of my defective DNA. Understanding how DNA works has become an essential component of modern life for all of us, everyday, in countless ways. COVID19 test or vaccine anyone? My life has been blessed by the influence, guidance and protection of many clever, caring and hard working women. Here is another. Rosalind Franklin produced this Xray crystallograph in 1951. It became the map of the double helix structure of DNA. As happens too often, Watson and Crick took most of the lasting fame with their 1953 publication in Nature. Sadly, Franklin’s early death at 37 precluded her being awarded the Nobel Prize for her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. #cambridgephoto51 #letsmakelemonade

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