In Her DNA

Rosalind Franklin’s work was pivotal to one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific discoveries.

A life examined: Rosalind Franklin, c.1950.In November 2018, the Bank of England asked the public to ‘Think Science’ when nominating candidates for recognition on their new £50 note. They received 114,000 eligible nominations by early December. One scientist to make the first shortlist, which included Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking and Alexander Fleming, was Rosalind Franklin, who was given odds of 6/1 to win by bookmakers William Hill.

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