Season 30 Episode 16

Secret of Photo 51

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 15, 2003 on PBS
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Secret of Photo 51
Secret of Photo 51 reconsiders the discovery of the DNA double-helix structure previously only attributed to British scientists James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins. This NOVA episode from the 2003 season returns scientist Rosalind Franklin to her place as part of the team that found the genetic code. By the time the three men had won the Nobel Prize in 1962, Franklin had already died from cancer likely from radiation exposure from her contribution.moreless

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