Rosalind Franklin Research Paper

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Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist who would have been famous for the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid if it was not for sexual discrimination in her field. Born in London to a prosperous family, Franklin had her heart set on being a chemist at a young age. However, Franklin was discouraged from pursuing her dream by her own father, who believed she should embrace a career of a social worker, yet after some convincing she was able to attend Cambridge University. From there she worked on her Ph.D. and published several papers on carbon and graphite microstructures, as well as X-ray diffraction techniques, until she was invited to work in John Randall’s lab in King College, London. Franklin was led to believe she was the primary researcher

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