The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Howard M Temin
American Cancer Society, Rusch, and Steenbock Professor
University of Wisconsin
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
450 N. Randall Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706 USA
"For his demonstration of the existence of RNA-directed DNA synthesis, leading to the discovery of proto-oncogenes within eukaryotic cells and the role of such genes in oncogenesis by viruses and other agents, laying the foundation for our knowledge of the replication of HIV, changing our ideas about evolution, and providing vital technology for genetic engineering and human gene therapy."
Presented by President Bush at a White House ceremony on June 23, 1992.
Physiology or Medicine, 1975