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ACS: Rosalind Franklin’s missed chances to solve DNA

Lynne Osman Elkin, professor emerita at California State University, East Bay, has made a detailed study of Franklin, and the different personalities involved in DNA’s deciphering in the period right after the war. And the personalities are forceful, dominating the story. Elkin spoke today in the history of chemistry session.

Elkin says that Franklin missed two perfect opportunities to realise what the structure of DNA was in 1952.

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