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Today would have been the 100th birthday of English chemist Rosalind Franklin, a brilliant and dedicated scientist best known for the honor denied her: the 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA. Here are 15 facts about the noted scientist.
1. Rosalind Franklin discovered her calling early, but her father didn’t believe that women should be college-educated. 
Rosalind Elsie Franklin was born in London in 1920. She was one of five children born into a wealthy Jewish family. She d…

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