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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-21-06 11:47 AM
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60. No, no.
Watson and Crick didn't steal anything. "Scooped" is a better word.

Watson and Crick had one piece of the puzzle, Franklin and her boss (name escapes me) had the other, arguably bigger piece.

Franklin's boss shared Franklin's data with Watson and Crick, they put two and two together and rushed out a paper, thanking Franklin and her boss in the acknowledgements section. Franklin died before she could get a Nobel.

One of the Watson and Crick pair wrote a seedy "tell all" book about everything, and it was unfair to Franklin and he came out looking like a real jerk.

But it didn't really have anything to do with the discovery.
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