Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose research was foundational to the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA, for which three male colleagues at King's College London won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface, making American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first humans to walk on the moon. Armstrong was the first to touch toe, and he meandered about for two and a half hours outside the spacecraft.
Here in Los Angeles, we’re known for the sun. We get a lot of it. It’s long been a selling point for people moving to the region.
Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year old woman from the Baltimore area who died from ovarian cancer back in 1951. Some cells from her body were taken, without her family's consent, by medical researchers shortly before she died. These cells were grown over time and were used in many aspects of medical research.
It took one New York Times op-ed piece by a very famous celebrity to show how the matter of our genes, genetic testing, health care system, and intellectual property system are all intertwined.