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HomeVideoWatson, Crick's breakthrough DNA discovery was based on Rosalind Franklin's work

Watson, Crick’s breakthrough DNA discovery was based on Rosalind Franklin’s work


It is the famous lightbulb-going-off story every school kid learns: How James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, cementing their place in scientific history. But as William Brangham explains, a new book titled “The Secret of Life” paints a more troubling picture of how this famous discovery came about, and why scientist Rosalind Franklin also deserved credit.

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