Barbara McClintock, 1902‐1992

Bioessays 14 (11):791-792 (1992)

James Shapiro
University of Chicago
An appreciation of the life and word of Barbara McClintock, with special emphasis on what made her a unique and visionary scientist. The obituary indicates unappreciated aspects of her work on biological sensing and how organisms restructure their genomes in response to challenges.
Keywords Mobile genetic elements  Genome shock  Genome restructuring
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DOI 10.1002/bies.950141113
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