Barbara McClintock

1902-1992, USA
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– Won the Nobel Prize in 1983 for the discovery of mobile genetic elements.

– It took 20 years for her major discovery to be accepted.

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Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her […] read more