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Watson, Crick's DNA find based on Rosalind Franklin's work

Clip: 09/30/2021 | 7m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

It is the famous lightbulb-going-off story every school kid learns: How James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, cementing their place in scientific history. But as William Brangham explains, a new book titled "The Secret of Life" paints a more troubling picture of how this famous discovery came about, and why scientist Rosalind Franklin also deserved credit.

Aired: 09/30/21

Rating: NR

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