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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Howard M Temin

Title:

American Cancer Society, Rusch, and Steenbock Professor

Affiliation:

University of Wisconsin

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research

450 N. Randall Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53706 USA

Gender:

Male

Year Deceased:

1994

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

1992

Citation:

"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.

Nobel Laureate:

Physiology or Medicine, 1975

 

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