Rosalind Franklin, 1920-1958

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How Rosalind Franklin changed history

Rosalind Franklin, one of history’s leading scientists famously took ‘Photo 51’ at King's – an image that would forever change the way we view life, animals, and ourselves. Rosalind's work was also central to the understanding of the molecular structures of RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite.

Here Professor Brian Sutton, Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics, explains how her most famous and lesser-known achievements have changed history.

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