aurora-storm asked: I hate to be one of "those people", but women are sorely under-represented in the sciences. The original x-ray crystallography (and other data) that Watson and Crick used was actually the work of Rosalind Franklin. They just happened to be the ones to get a hold of her work and capitalize on it.
This is absolutely true. Franklin was short-changed when the crystal structure of DNA was announced. I actually have a post about the gender gap in science in the pipeline - hope you enjoy it!