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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Barbara McClintock

Title:

Distinguished Service Member

Affiliation:

Carnegie Institution of Washington

Cold Spring Harbor, New York USA

Gender:

Female

Year Deceased:

1992

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

1970

Citation:

"For establishing the relations between inherited characters in plants and the detailed shapes of their chromosomes, and for showing that some genes are controlled by other genes within chromosomes."

Presented by President Nixon at a White House Ceremony on May 21, 1971.

Nobel Laureate:

Physiology or Medicine, 1983

 

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