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Google DoodleFrancis Crick and James Watson might not have been able to describe the iconic double helix structure of DNA more than 60 years ago, if it hadn’t been for Rosalind Franklin, who was honored today in a Google Doodle.

Franklin, who would have turned 93 today, took an x-ray image that helped Watson and Crick as they were working on what became a seminal paper in Nature. She died just five years later. Crick, Watson and a co-worker of Franklin’s, Maurice Wilkins, were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.