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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin photospacer Rosalind Franklin (1920-1957) produced the first usable X-ray pictures of DNA ever taken. Watson used her pictures to determine that DNA spirals into a double helix. She was not included in the publication that reported the structure of DNA and she died before the Nobel Prize was given to Watson and Crick. Scientists still debate whether she would have shared the prize with them had she lived.