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Rosalind Franklin

07/25/1920 - 04/16/1958

Rosalind Franklin’s achievements in understanding the structure of DNA have profound consequences in today’s society in hundreds of different fields. Growing up in a Jewish family during WWII she helped many refugees, even giving one her scholarship to university. Unfortunately, she was not accredited with many of her discoveries in her life-time due to the fact that she was a woman. Her colleagues even hid how much work she had contributed and gained a Nobel Prize for it. She was posthumously awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine (1962) and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2008).