Tag archive for ‘biography’
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot, Random House Inc, 2010 It is probably impossible to find a human biologist whose research has not depended on HeLa cells, whether through primary experimental work or literature sources. While some scientists previously knew about the ethically questionable origin of these eminently useful cells, this book provides [...]
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA Brenda Maddox, Harper Collins, 2003 This biography of Rosalind Franklin seeks to dispel some of the misinformation about Franklin provided in James Watson’s 1968 autobiography. Franklin’s story serves as an example of how brilliant female scientists can be marginalized and ignored because of internal politics and social factors. [...]
Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize Geneticist Edith Hope Fine, Enslow Publishers, 1998 This biography, aimed at a juvenile audience, is just the thing for any middle school or high school students you know. Recommend or gift this book and provide him/her with a strong female scientist role model.