TITLE

Tonegawa, Susumu

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Tonegawa, Susumu (1939-) is a Japanese biologist who won the 1987 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his research on the genetics of the immune system. He discovered how the body's immune cells, with a limited number of genes, can produce tailor-made antibodies to resist infection from millions of different viruses and bacteria.
ACCESSION #
37309309

 

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