Google doodle celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s 93rd birthday

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New Delhi, July 25: Search engine giant Google on Thursday paid its tribute to DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin on her 93rd birth anniversary, by creating a doodle on its homepage, in her honour.

Born on July 25, 1920, British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind is best known for her work on producing X-ray diffraction images of DNA.

Rosalind belonged to an affluent Jewish family in Britain and exhibited exceptional academic talent and excelled in science, sports and Latin at school.

She is also credited for her contributions in determining the output of coal as a fuel and classifying it.

She pursued her PhD degree from the Cambridge and also attended King's College and Birkbeck College, London.

Rosalind passed away at the young age of 37 in 1958, two years after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1956.

Her contribution in the field of science received world-wide recognition from several universities and colleges, after her death.

Later, Francis Crick and James Watson used Rosalind's experimental data to build their structure of DNA in 1953.

The doodle has displayed an illustration of Rosalind Franklin looking at the double helical structure of DNA, which is positioned beside an image of chromosome.

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