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A Feeling for the Organism : The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock

By Evelyn Fox Keller

Publisher: W.H. Freeman, c1983
ISBN: 071671504X
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers.
For much of her life she worked alone, brilliant but eccentric, with ideas that made little sense to her colleagues. Yet before DNA and the molecular revolution, Barbara McClintock's tireless analysis of corn led her to uncover some of the deepest, most intricate secrets of genetic organization. Nearly forty years later, her insights would bring her a MacArthur Foundation grant, the Nobel Prize, and long overdue recognition. At her recent death at age 90, she was widely acknowledged as one of the most significant figures in 20th-century science.
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