Rosalind Franklin Persuasive Essay

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Dear Committee: I am writing to you regarding Rosalind Elise Franklin and her work regarding DNA. The debate regarding her role in the research and whether she should have been awarded a Nobel Prize with colleagues James Watson and Francis Crick has been a long one. Rosalind was a fantastic scientist and extremely advanced for her era, especially for being a woman in such a hard time. She is from a time where women were not seen as equals to their male counterparts, which is why it is no surprise she did not receive credit for her work. She had an unfortunate demise due to cancer at the age of thirty seven, so the debate was never settled. I understand you have a policy to not grant Nobel Prizes posthumously, but I truly believe an exception should be made for Rosalind considering she was not viewed as completely equal and given the deserving credit during her short life. Making breakthroughs in research is no easy task; many say that discoveries about DNA would have…show more content…
Their description informed us all that DNA molecules are double helix strands that run in opposite directions and are composed of smaller molecules called nucleotides; there are four nucleotides, or bases, in DNA. These DNA bases are called Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, and Guanine. Adenine always will bond with Thymine, and Cytosine will always bond with Guanine. These bases are each made up of a phosphate group, a 5-carbon sugar (deoxyribose), and a nitrogen base. The bases are bonded together by weak hydrogen bonds, which allow the DNA to replicate easily. DNA carries information, and has the ability to copy and give out that information. It was Rosalind Franklin that discovered the x-shaped pattern that allowed Watson and Crick to make the first 3D model of DNA. They would not have been able to do this if it had not been for Rosalind’s extraordinary discoveries

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