Milestones Mar. 30, 1998

DIED. ANNE SAYRE, 74, chronicler of sexism in the sciences; of scleroderma; in Bridgewater, N.J. Sayre's 1975 book, Rosalind Franklin and DNA, accorded overdue and posthumous credit to the female British crystallographer for her crucial role in the discovery of the structure of DNA and positioned Franklin alongside her Nobel-winning male contemporaries, James Watson and Francis Crick.

DIED. DEREK H.R. BARTON, 79, 1969 Nobel laureate in chemistry who added a new dimension (the third) to chemical analysis and sired the field known as conformational analysis; in College Station, Texas.

DIED. EDWIN J. SHOEMAKER, 90, homespun engineer who furnished living rooms--and couch...

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