Women in Science
Familiarize yourself with the life and work of 16 celebrated women scientists, including Rosalind Franklin.
View a complete history of Nobel Prize-winning scientific discoveries, which includes interactive games, articles, sound recordings, video, and more.
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Keep current with information about new DNA discoveries.
National Human Genome Research Institute
Everything and more about DNA and the human genome.
Relive 50 years of DNA exploration with this special issue of the journal Nature. The site includes downloadable copies of the journal's original articles that broke the double helix story.
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
by Brenda Maddox. New York: HarperCollins, 2002
Biographer Brenda Maddox, seen in the NOVA program "Secret of Photo 51," illuminates the life of Rosalind Franklin, drawing on interviews, published records, and a trove of personal letters to and from Franklin during her short life. See an excerpt.
Rosalind Franklin and DNA
by Anne Sayre. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000
In this book, first published in 1975, Sayre, a journalist and close friend of Rosalind Franklin, sets the record straight on the contributions of Franklin and the myriad other lesser-known scientists who aided Watson and Crick in their discovery of DNA's structure.
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
by James D. Watson. New York: Touchstone, 2001
Double Helix is Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson's own account of his and Francis Crick's DNA revelation. While a lively read, this book, originally published in 1968, has come under criticism for, among other things, its less than flattering portrayal of Rosalind Franklin.