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Gender and Science in the DNA Story

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1177-1178
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078331

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Rosalind Franklin. Dark Lady of DNA. Brenda Maddox. HarperCollins, London and New York, 2002. 400 pp. £20. ISBN 0-00-257149-8. $29.95, C$44.95. ISBN 0-06-018407-8.

Maddox provides a detailed and nu-anced biography of the researcher whose x-ray diffraction photograph of DNA was crucial to the determination of the mole-cule's structure.