Here she tells us why she wrote this book.
Rosalind Franklin was a topnotch crystallographer in the U.K. who discovered the double helical structure of DNA in the 1950's and was about to publish it.
Despite the fact that Sayre was a friend of Franklin's, this book is excellently written and very informative.
I'm a scientist and writer and have spent years looking at what went on in the DNA story. I don't think that Sayre's book accurately represents it at all. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Frank P. Ryan
Sayre’s book is an essential contribution to the history of the discovery of DNA.
I read James Watson’s The Double Helix about two decades ago. Read more
OK, so it's probably a little biased because it's clear that the author was close friends with Ms Franklin, but nonetheless, it painted a very interesting picture of the woman who... Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Caroline Lim
I really like this book for a number of reasons. But it is a story that makes me feel quite sorry and kind of sad or disappointed. Read more
How did I make it through college and graduate level biology courses without knowing Rosalind Franklin's story? Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by Scamp Lumm
This book deals with one of the most significant discoveries of the century, the structure of DNA. In doing so, it captures science, culture, personalities, and interpersonal... Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by E. Wurtele
Rosalind Franklin was (and often still is, in histories of the discovery of the double helix) brushed aside when credit and prizes were awarded to those who discovered the Double... Read morePublished on May 29, 2008 by R. S. Wenocur
Watson and Crick received the Nobel Prize for their discovery in 1962. Rosalind Franklin was dead, but it was her legacy that made it possible for them to receive that award. Read morePublished on April 17, 2006 by Gen Blau
Rosalind Franklin was a topnotch crystallographer in the U.K. who discovered the double helical structure of DNA in the 1950's and was about to publish it. Read morePublished on July 6, 2005 by David Drori Dr