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    Jul 2010

    DNA Letter

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    Have found secret of DNA, love Daddy:

    A letter to a 12-year-old boy revealing the “secret of life” is expected to sell for more than £1 million next month. The letter was written by the molecular biologist Francis Crick to his son Michael ..

    Have found secret of DNA, love Daddy | The Times

    However, The Times also makes mention that the work claimed by Watson and Crick seems really to have been done by Rosalind Franklin, who was afraid to challenge them in what she saw as a male-dominated world.

    Apparently, in academic circles Watson and Crick were known as "the base pair" (which is a nice pun) and pretty much cut dead by colleagues. Rosalind Franklin's story -- a tragic one: she was doing X-Ray photographs without an apron and it did for her:

    Rosalind Franklin: Brenda Maddox: 9780006552116: Books

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    Mar 2013
    Ok, thank you for sharing that with us. I noticed you tried to help the forum but no one answered. Let me be the first one to say Thank you.

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    Linus Pauling did a lot of the heavy lifting, too.

    Watson & Crick, not so much.

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