Barbara McClintock

September 1992
U.S. News & World Report;9/14/92, Vol. 113 Issue 10, p23
Announces the death of Barbara McClintock last week at the age of 90. She became the first woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983. Why her work used to baffle other scientists; The work she performed to better understand genes; Her discovery that genes can shift their positions.


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