Lynne Elkin

Lynne Elkin, a professor emerita of Biology at California State University at Hayward, received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1973. An authority on Rosalind Franklin and DNA, she has written a condensed biography of Franklin.

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Rosalind Elsie Franklin

Although best known for being the British physical chemist whose crucial experimental data enabled James Watson and Frances Crick to solve the structure of DNA as early as 1953, she received no gracious mention from either of them during their Nobel Prize speeches.

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