Science, Life & Fate: the woman behind DNA story
Upon finishing two little books, “the double helix” and “get a grip on genetics”, many thoughts came up among which was the story of Rosalind Franklin – her science, life and fate. It is just too hard to express anything on this topic – maybe the thoughts are just not in a clear form – yet I am compelled to put two paragraphs here, at least for now.
In “Get a grip on genetics”: Cambridge Celebrities
In “The double helix”: Epilogue by Watson
"Crick and I both came to appreciate greatly her personal honesty and generosity, realizing years too late the struggles that the intelligent woman faces to be accepted by a scientific world which often regards women as mere diversions from serious thinking. Rosalind’s exemplary courage and integrity were apparent to all when, knowing she was mortally ill, she did not complain but continued working on a high level until a few weeks before her death. "
Shall I say that of Rosalind Franklin is another form of glory, no less than the DNA Nobel Prize?
Shall I say that is one of the few reasons that this little book by Watson is to be read?
Shall I say such is often the way in science, in life, and in fate?