Who invented DNA?
The more I read of Rosalind Franklin, the more convinced I am that ambition and generosity go hand-in-hand in academic life. It may seem paradoxical that in a profession that relies (and survives) on originality of ideas, there are scholars who willingly share what they know, at any stage of their own research. Collaboration can lead to discovery, as American and Canadian scientists have discovered in their mutual effort to decode SARS.
Over at Stingy Kids, Adriana reveals the history of Rosalind Franklin, who should be remembered as the co-discoverer of DNA, but isn't.