Rowley, Janet

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Rowley, Janet (1925-) is an American geneticist, a scientist who investigates the structure, function, and transmission of genes. A gene is the part of a cell that determines which characteristics living things inherit from their parents. Rowley has done important research that has contributed to a greater understanding of the disease leukemia, a kind of cancer in which white blood cells multiply in an uncontrolled manner.


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