Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

Brenda Maddox

Rosalind Franklin is an unsung hero of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century: the discovery of the structure of DNA. It was her research, data, and photographs that led to the revelation, yet her name was absent from the esteemed list of winners of the Nobel Prize in 1962. In Brenda Maddox’s book, Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, she reveals the story of a young woman who was determined to become a scientist and whose work changed the course of science forever. Despite the obstacles she faced because of her gender, Franklin was fearless in her pursuit of scientific truth, and it is time for her to receive the recognition she deserves.