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October 25, 2009

Springy…

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Obscure trivia for today. Identify:

Cracked by shenoyvarun86 , Raghuvansh , eli , sidsen , byslexia , Dibyo , shrik , Chinmaya U.Holla , udupendra , djds4rce , AC , Sourya , Goyal , madhur , Logik , Hitesh T S , xtremevarun , Ananth and Rogi

Answer:

Quoting Raghuvansh “Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins had split up work on the DNA structure and had intense rivalry going. As a practical joke on Wilkins, Franklin produced a letter announcing the death of the DNA form that Wilkins was working on.”


21 Responses to “Springy…”

  1. Franklin and Gosling death notice for a helical structure for crystalline DNA


  2. Raghuvansh
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    Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins had split up work on the DNA structure and had intense rivalry going. As a practical joke on Wilkins, Franklin produced a letter announcing the death of the DNA form that Wilkins was working on.


  3. eli

    \’funeral card\’ produced by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling in 1952 to decline the Maurice H.F. Wilkins\’s and Crick-Watson\’s ideas of a DNA helix as being supported by either their own X-ray data or their analysis (e.g., RF\’s and RG\’s).


  4. sidsen
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    Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling’s joke obituary for Watson and Cricks’s model


  5. byslexia

    It’s a joke card about the death of A-DNA by Rosalind Franklin (along with her Student Gosling), the unacknowledged woman behind the discovery of Helical DNA.


  6. byslexia

    Correction: death of B-form DNA.


  7. Dibyo
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    prank obit notice by rosalind franklin and raymond gosling about the ‘death of the helix structure’ or some such.


  8. shrik
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    Rosalind Franklin’s and Raymond Gosling’s mock funeral card rejecting the idea of the Watson-Crick’s and Wilkins’ DNA helix structure.


  9. junmohan

    somthing to do with the Watson-Crick model of the double helix…
    as dna was first thought to be single helix..
    (guessing)


  10. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    To quote Wiki:
    This is a reproduction of a ‘funeral card’ produced in jest by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling in 1952 to decline the Maurice H.F. Wilkins’s and Crick-Watson’s ideas of a DNA helix as being supported by either their own X-ray data or their analysis.


  11. udupendra
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    Rosalind Franklin and her student Raymond Gosling wrote a death notice for helical DNA as a practical joke aimed at Maurice Wilkins


  12. djds4rce

    Rosalind Franklin sent the death notice of Helical Structure of crystalline DNA to Maurice Wilkins
    repeat question from food for thought those who dont visit it please do
    http://brainiedeal.wordpress.com/


  13. AC

    Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling’s funeral card joke dismissing the double helix structure of DNA.


  14. Sourya

    This is a joke card sent in by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling in 1952 to decline the crick watson idea of the helix. It is signed by franklin and gosling


  15. Goyal
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    This is a reproduction of a ‘funeral card’ produced in jest by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling (see signatures in the image) in 1952 to decline the Maurice H.F. Wilkins’s and Crick-Watson’s ideas of a DNA helix as being supported by either their own X-ray data or their analysis (e.g., RF’s and RG’s). Apparently, when they wrote the card, unlike M.H.F.W and C-W, the two authors were unaware of the Chargaff’s rules.

    From:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....kecard.jpg


  16. madhur
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    Courtesy Wiki:

    This is a Reproduction of a ‘funeral card’ produced in jest by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling (see signatures in the image) in 1952 to decline the Maurice H.F. Wilkins’s and Crick-Watson’s ideas of a DNA helix as being supported by either their own X-ray data or their analysis


  17. Logik
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    Satirical letter indicating the death of the DNA helix model, in favour of the famous Double Helix model.
    Author – Rosalind Franklin.
    Also signed by Raymond Gosling


  18. Hitesh T S

    “funeral card” by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling


  19. xtremevarun

    James Watson and Francis Crick at Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory had been attempting to build a model of DNA based on what was already known, and on what current research, including that at King’s, suggested. They believed that DNA was helical, and in November 1951 built a model of a three-helix molecule with the phosphates on the inside. The biophysics staff at King’s, including Franklin, were invited to Cambridge to see it. Franklin immediately noted, correctly, that such a configuration would not hold together. In response, the director of the Cavendish, Lawrence Bragg, ordered Watson and Crick to cease work on DNA and leave it to King’s. They did so, going so far as to send their model parts down to the King’s staff, though Franklin had little use for them.

    During 1952 Franklin took and analyzed ever-sharper photographs of the A form but still didn’t see a helix. Her mathematical analysis, the Patterson function, though consistent with a helix in some ways, seemed to show a structural repeat of a dimension that would make a helical folding of the molecule impossible. In July, she and Gosling posted a prank notice of the “death of DNA helix (crystalline).”


  20. Ananth
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    Rosalyn Franklin &Raymond Gosling’s death notice for helical crystalline DNA.


  21. Rogi
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    Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling’s practical joke on Maurice Wilkins. A death notice for a helical structure for crystalline DNA (or A-DNA)


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