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Avery, Oswald Theodore
Hershey, Alfred Day
Morgan, Thomas Hunt
Nirenberg, Marshall W
Sturtevant, Alfred Henry
Sutton, Walter S.
Von Tschermak, Erich
Vries, Hugo de
Watson, James Dewey
Beadle, Tatum, and Lederberg
- Provides details of the Nobel prize awarded in 1958 for their discovery that genes act by regulating definite chemical events. Includes lectures and biography.
- Article discusses the four rules on DNA base composition now shown to be fundamental to the understanding of the structure and function of DNA.
Colin Munroe MacLeod
- Full text facsimile of Biographical Memoirs by Walsh McDermott. Requires Adobe Acrobat to view. [PDF]
Crick, Watson, and Wilson
- Provides biographies and transcripts of the Nobel lectures given when awarded the prize for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids.
Fred Griffith: Genetic Transformation: a Retrospective Appreciation
- Facsimile of the first memorial lecture given by W.Hayes. Requires Adobe Acrobat to view. [PDF]
George Wells Beadle
- Guide to the collection of papers held at the California Institute of Technology . Includes descriptive summary, collection history, and biography.
- Visiting associate faculty in the division of biology at Caltech. Provides details of publications which include the book: Computational Modeling of Gene Regulatory Networks: A Primer.
- Biographical information on this American biochemist who pioneered the development of recombinant DNA organisms with Stanley Cohen in 1973.
Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen
- A short biography of the inventors of the method of cloning genetically engineered molecules in foreign cells.
Hermann Joseph Muller
- Provides information on the Nobel prize awarded in 1946 for the discovery of the production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation. Includes lecture and biography.
Holley, Khorana, and Nirenberg.
- Provides details of the 1968 Nobel prize awarded for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis. Includes lectures and biography.
James Watson and Francis Crick
- Essay on their lives and achievements by Robert Wright. Features a time line, slide show, and links to related resources.
Kary B. Mullis
- Provides biographical information on the inventor of the DNA synthesis process known as the Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Kay E Davies
- Research at the MRC Functional Genomics Unit at Oxford University is focused on the understanding of muscle disease, movement and behavioural disorders, particularly Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Maurice Wilkins - DNA Enabler
- Illustrated article describes his life and achievements.
Nettie Maria Stevens
- Short biography, portrait, and related links.
Ochoa and Kornberg
- Details the Nobel prize awarded in 1959 for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid. Includes lectures and biography.
- Biographical information on this American molecular biologist who in 1972 created the first recombinant DNA molecules, thus creating the field of genetic engineering.
- Biographical information on this American biochemist who assisted Herbert Boyer in the creation of the first recombinant DNA organism, and won the 1986 Nobel Prize for his work with Rita Levi-Montalcini in discovering cell growth factors.
Sutton and Boveri
- Study which attempts to elucidate the meaning of the chromosome hypothesis based on the original scientific works, taking into account the scientific context of that time. Text available for download in pdf format.
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