(Summer Banks’s article appeared on Exberliner, 3/9.)

It seems fairly insignificant, a gray-scale photo of a X, but its implications are earth-shattering…

Photograph 51 paved the way for the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA and its method of replication. This progression from X-rays to Nobel prizes is the sparking point for fine drama in Anna Zeigler's staged version of the history: Photograph 51, now at the English Theater Berlin.


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