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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:25 PM
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25. Yes,
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 05:27 PM by girl gone mad
Watson obtained Franklin's work without her permission. Photograph 51 essentially revealed the structure of DNA. Watson and crick would not have been able to piece it together without that photograph and her measurements of a DNA unit cell. They crafted the acknowledgement in their paper published in Nature in a way that intentionally minimized Franklin's contribution, and failed to mention her at all in their Nobel speeches. Crick gave her some credit in his later writings, while Watson continued to insist her work was irrelevent.

She died of cancer from exposure to radiation in the lab and Watson lived on to make ignorant statements and become an embarrassment to his field.
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