The Twisted Road to the Double Helix

Here’s a good introduction to a famous controversy over the discovery of the structure of DNA: “The victors were James Watson and Francis Crick, who together with Maurice Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for crossing the finish line first. The loser was Rosalind Franklin, who produced the x-ray data that most strongly supported the structure but was not properly acknowledged for her contributions.” —The Twisted Road to the Double HelixScientific American)