Rosalind Franklin Woman Science Hero

1920 — 1958, she died at age 37 of cancer

Rosalind Franklin is one of the famous scientists who help decode the secret of cell division, the basis of life for animals and plants. The Double Helix shown above was revealed in part by her study of x-ray images of DNA molecule. The photo in her hand is the famous Photo 51. Photo 51 was the first clear picture of the atomic structure of the Double Helix. It was shown without her knowledge by her lab mate Maurice Wilkins…