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Rosalind Franklin


Born: 25 July 1920

Died: 16 April 1958

Nationality: United Kingdom

Born in 1920 in London, England, Rosalind Franklin earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Cambridge University. She learned crystallography and X-ray diffraction, techniques that she applied to DNA fibers. One of her photographs provided key insights into DNA structure.