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McClintock, Barbara, 1902-


View Resource The Barbara McClintock Papers

Scientist Dr. Barbara McClintock had a long career during which she made several important breakthroughs and earned distinguished awards for studying the genomics of maize (corn). In 1983, at the age of 81, McClintock was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on so-called "jumping genes," or genes that change position on the chromosome. The newest addition to the National...