A new play opening in Hollywood, called "Photograph 51," will focus on the role of Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA, reports SciAm.com. The play covers events from 1951 to 1953, including when Maurice Wilkins shows James Watson the X-ray diffraction photograph that Franklin took showing the shape of DNA.

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