Rosalind Franklin

When people talk about the discovery of the DNA double helix structure the names that normally pop up are James Watson and Frances Crick.  Every once in awhile you will hear a third name.  That being Maurice Wilkins.  But there is one name that is almost always…  and I really mean almost always, left out. Rosalind Franklin. It’s safe to say, and very few would disagree, that without her the double helix structure would not have been discovered when it was, nor perhaps by the same team of discoverers.

Sound Clip Bibliography

  • “Oral History of British Science.” Wilkins, Maurice (12 of 12). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life. Accessed February 05, 2016.
  • “Rosalind Franklin Couldn’t Deal With People.” YouTube. Accessed February 05, 2016.

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Rick Coste

Rick Coste is a writer & producer. He is currently producing the audio dramas 'The Behemoth' and 'Scotch'. Future projects include 'Bryar Lane', 'The Fiona Potts Interview', 'Charlie's Mailbox', and 'The Behemoth II'.