The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Bruce N. Ames
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center
University of California, Berkeley
Berkely,California 94720 USA
"For changing the direction of basic and applied research on mutation, cancer and aging by devising a simple, inexpensive test for environmental and natural mutagens, by identifying causes and effects of oxidative DNA damage, and by translating these findings into intelligible public policy recommendations on diet and cancer risk for the American people."
Presented by President William Jefferson Clinton in a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, 1999