DNA discovery

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  • Created on: 21-03-13 11:50
  • In London in the 1950s, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin were studying the structure of DNA using X-rays. 
  • Franklin directed beams of DNA and used photos to record how the molecule shattered the X-rays. 
  • From the patters she could work out how the groups of atoms in the DNA molecule were arranged.
  • In Cambridge, James Watson and Francis Crick were trying to build a 3D molecular model of DNA using the data from a number of scientists. 
  • They used X-ray results from the London team including some of Franklins best X-ray images that Wilkins had shown them without Franklin's


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