His team was the third team working on the structure of DNA What was he doing

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biological molecules form a helical structure. His team was the third team working on the structure of DNA. What was he doing to determine the structure of DNA? He was building ball and spoke models. He was trying to guess 8. To determine the structure of DNA, James Watson and Francis Crick could have used x-ray crystallography or built models. Which did they choose? Models 9. In November 1951, Rosalind Franklin spoke about her work on DNA at a seminar at King’s College. Although he was not an employee at King’s College, James Watson attended Franklin’s lecture. 10. On November 28, 1951, Watson and Crick made a structure of DNA based on Rosalind Franklin’s work. What did Franklin think of their model? She laughed at it and said it was inside out. 11. Describe the relationship between Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin. They did not get along. Wilkins was shy and couldn’t talk to Franklin. They worked in offices on the opposite end of the hallway from each other. 12. Women were not accepted or respected in the scientific community during most of the 20th century. The male scientists then, and during the making of this movie in 2003, when referring to each other, speak of each others’ scientific acumen, yet when referring to Rosalind Franklin, they comment on her looks, hair, eyes, height, and lack of “prissiness” and “cheerfulness” and never acknowledge her contribution to their discovery. In addition, when referring
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