Tilghman, Shirley

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Tilghman, Shirley (1946-) is a molecular biologist who is well known for her discoveries of how genes regulate the development of mammalian embryos. She is also one of the designers of the Human Genome Project, whose goal is to sequence all of the DNA in human beings.


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  • Keeping science at top of radar. EDER, KATIE // njbiz;10/1/2012, p12 

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  • PEOPLE WATCH. K. D. // University Business;Nov2012, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p17 

    The article announces the appointments of Timothy P. White and Brice Harris as chancellor at the California State University and at the California Community Colleges in California respectively, and the retirement of Shirley Tilghman from the Princeton University in New Jersey as president.

  • The great divide. Cohen, Philip // New Scientist;12/12/98, Vol. 160 Issue 2164, p16 

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  • Life Scientist. J. D. // Chemical Heritage;Fall2007, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p10 

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