Google Doodle celebrates 93rd birthday of DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin
Biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer made breakthroughs in the field of DNA structure
Today would be the renowned British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin's 93rd birthday and Google are marking it with a personalised Doodle.
Franklin, who was born on 25 July 1920, made critical contributions in the field of genetics, and in particular made breakthroughs in the understanding of the fine molecular structure of DNA. Her discovery of the structure of DNA - or deoxyribonucleic acid - helped her colleagues understand how genetic information is passed from parents to children.
The Doodle on Google's home page shows a cartoon illustration of Franklin looking at the DNA double helix - eluding to her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA, which in turn led to the discovery of its distinctive structure.
Franklin studied for her first degree and PhD at the University of Cambridge, before traveling to work in France and returning to be a research associate at King's College London, where she worked on the X-ray diffraction analysis.
She died on 16 April, 1958, in Chelsea, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Life & Style blogs
A daily walk 'can add seven years to your life'
Your best friend as a teenager can determine how healthy you are as an adult
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus battery capacity will be weaker than predecessors, Apple leaks suggest
Pansexual: What is it - and when did the term gain popularity?
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 Kermit the Frog has a new girlfriend named Denise
- 2 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 3 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 4 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£17100 - £20900 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the North West's leading...
COMPETITIVE +Benefits: Guru Careers: A Business Development Manager / Sales (w...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This company is looking to recruit a highly ex...
£30000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: You'll be producing compelling ...