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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
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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.
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Nobel Laureate:   Physiology or Medicine, 1983

 

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