I have not seen anything of this on my dash today. Figured I’d go ahead and say something. (Admittedly, I don’t remember as much as I should from my History of Science class, so if anyone else wants to elaborate about her, please do.)
Today would have been Rosalind Franklin’s 93rd birthday. She was a pivotal figure in genetics research. And yet, no one seems to know about her.
That’s ‘cause Watson and Crick basically stole credit for her findings. And they, along with Wilkins, got the Nobel prize for her discovery. Four years after she died of cancer.
Rosalind Franklin is the one who discovered that DNA was shaped like a double helix. Critical to understanding the building blocks of life itself.
A woman discovered this.
Not three men.