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Secret of Photo 51: Meet the unsung heroine behind the discovery of DNA's double helix.
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Before Watson and Crick
Before Watson & Crick Brenda Maddox, author of Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, describes the discoveries that lead scientists to focus on DNA as the secret behind life.

Defending
Franklin's Legacy

Defending Franklin's Legacy Hear one biologist's perspective on why Rosalind Franklin should have shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of DNA's structure.


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Picturing the
Molecules of Life

Picturing the Molecules of Life Over the past 50 years, scientific images of DNA, ribosomes, and RNA have catalyzed our understanding of these amazing molecules.

Anatomy of Photo 51
Anatomy of Photo 51 When you know how to look at it, this shadowy X-ray photograph speaks volumes about the shape of DNA.

Journey into DNA
Journey into DNA Where does DNA live inside the human body, and how is it packaged? Take an animated journey into the tiny world of DNA to find out.


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