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Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite.
Born: July 25, 1920, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 16, 1958, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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1.Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes

2. The results suggest a helical structure which must be very closely packed containing probably 2, 3 or 4 coaxial nucleic acid chains per helical unit and having the phosphate groups near the outside.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes

3. Conclusion: Big helix in several chains, phosphates on outside, phosphate-phosphate inter-helical bonds disrupted by water. Phosphate links available to proteins.
 Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes

4. I see no reason to believe that a creator of protoplasm or primeval matter, if such there be, has any reason to be interested in our insignificant race in a tiny corner of the universe, and still less in us, as still more insignificant individuals. Again, I see no reason why the belief that we are insignificant or fortuitous should lessen our faith.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes

5.We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. D.N.A. This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest.
– Rosalind Franklin

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6. In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining…I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes

7. You look at science (or at least talk of it) as some sort of demoralising invention of man, something apart from real life, and which must be cautiously guarded and kept separate from everyday existence. But science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes

8. Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quote

9. In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind.
– Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin Quotes