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This article from NOVA Newsletter features an interview with biologist Lynne Osman Elkin, a noted author on Rosalind Franklin's contributions in deciphering the structure of DNA. Many renowned scientists believe Franklin has not received equitable treatment and was overlooked for her major role in the discovery of the double-helix nature of DNA. Dr. Elkin makes an emphatic argument that Franklin deserved to share the Nobel Prize with James Watson and Francis Crick.
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DNA, Photo 51, crystalline structure, helical structure, macromolecule, molecular structure, x-ray crystallography
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Information Technologies and Instrumentation (PS4.C)
  • Multiple technologies based on the understanding of waves and their interactions with matter are part of everyday experiences in the modern world (e.g., medical imaging, communications, scanners) and in scientific research. They are essential tools for producing, transmitting, and capturing signals and for storing and interpreting the information contained in them. (9-12)
Structure and Function (LS1.A)
  • All cells contain genetic information in the form of DNA molecules. Genes are regions in the DNA that contain the instructions that code for the formation of proteins. (9-12)

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