The ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ or the story of a deceiver

Rosalyn was the first scientist to identify the double helix structure of Franklin-DNA. The same discovery that paved the way for the Nobel Prize when a female star was deliberately rejected by her colleagues. The genius who was later praised posthumously for their confession and confession. She became an early icon of feminism when feminism became a weapon of the feminist movement in the scientific world. Rosalyn was not alone. Rosalie’s discoveries and discoveries were one of the most brilliant scientific figures of the twentieth century, as if engraved in her grave, the everlasting achievements of mankind.

Dioxy ribonucleic acid, or DNA, is the major component of chromosomes that record the genetic information of organisms. The twin-ladder structure of DNA was one of the most significant discoveries in the world of science. But the name of the person who sowed the seeds for this discovery is not mentioned anywhere. It was Rosalyn.

Rosalyn began studying DNA in 1951 after attending a biophysical laboratory at King’s College London. This was with the help of X-ray diffraction technology previously learned from Paris. At that time, there was very limited knowledge about the chemical composition of DNA. She began studying the DNA and soon realized its density. What’s more, she realized that the DNA molecule was twisted like a ladder. Maurice Wilkins was Rosalle’s colleague at King’s College. The discomfort between them made both of them two-way. Rosalyn continued her research alone. But Wilkins joined Francis Crick and James Watson, who were trying to model a DNA molecule at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.

In February 1953, Rosalyn wrote in her notebook that DNA had two chains. She also had an X-ray photograph to prove it. But unbeknownst to her, Wilkins showed the photo to Watson and Crick. Two weeks later, a team of three from the Cavendish Laboratory created the world’s most celebrated DNA model, a double-ladder structure. Little did Rosalyn know, however, that it was her unpublished photograph that led them to that crucial discovery.

“Of course, Rosie did not pass on her findings directly to us, and no one in King’s realized that they were in our hands.” James Watson was a Harvard professor and Nobel laureate when he proclaimed that truth to the world in his 1968 best-selling book, The Double Helix. But Rosalyn was not alive then to realize that truth. It remains a sad truth that Rosalyn did not realize until her death that Wattson, Crick and Wilkins could not have created the DNA model that would have amazed the world had it not been for her beautiful photograph of ‘Photo 51’, which was the first to capture the double spiral-shaped structure of DNA. It is also unfortunate that the Moors were not prepared to admit that your discovery was the basis for our success to a friend who later confessed to the world but remained friends until his death.

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