Franklin was born a century ago, and her X-ray crystallography work crucially contributed to determining the structure of DNA.
You are probably familiar with graphics depicting the double helix structure of DNA. But have you ever seen a single DNA molecule standing straight?
It's 65 years since the structure of DNA was first published, but the woman who made that possible remains unknown to many people.
The movie Gattaca's warnings about using advances in genetics for eugenics proved wide of the mark. It's time people woke up to this.