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Encyclopedia > Edward B. Lewis

Edward B. Lewis (May 20, 1918July 21, 2004) was an American geneticist, the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine. 20 May is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... == A geneticist is a scientist who studies genes, or a physician who diagnoses, treats, and counsels patients with genetic disorders or syndromes. ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ...

Lewis, who was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and graduated from E.L. Meyers High School, received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where he worked on drosophilia in the lab of C.P. Oliver in 1938 and a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1942 and obtained his PhD under the guidance of Alfred Sturtevant. After serving as a meteorologist in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, Lewis joined the Caltech faculty as an instructor in 1946. In 1956 he was appointed Professor of Biology, and in 1966 the Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology. Among his many awards were the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal (1983), the Gairdner Foundation International award (1987), the Wolf Foundation prize in medicine (1989), the Rosenstiel award (1990), the National Medal of Science (1990), the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1991), and the Louisa Gross Horwitz prize (1992). Wilkes-Barre (IPA: , , or ) is a city located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, of which it is the county seat. ... UMN redirects here. ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Alfred Henry Sturtevant ( November 21, 1891 - April 5, 1970) was an American geneticist, Sturtevant constructed the first genetic map of a chromosome in 1913. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Commanders Strength Casualties Full list Full list World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a large scale military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... Thomas Hunt Morgan Thomas Hunt Morgan (September 25, 1866 — December 4, 1945) was an American geneticist. ... The Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research is awarded by the Lasker Foundation for the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of disease. ...

His Nobel Prize winning studies with Drosophila founded the field of developmental genetics and laid the groundwork for our current understanding of the universal, evolutionarily conserved strategies controlling animal development. He is credited with development of the complementation test. His key publications in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, radiation and cancer are presented in the book Genes, Development and Cancer, released in 2004. Binomial name Drosophila melanogaster Meigen, 1830 Drosophila melanogaster Meigen , 1830 (Black-bellied Dew-lover) a dipteran (two-winged) insect, is the species of fruit fly that is commonly used in genetic experiments; it is among the most important model organisms. ... Developmental biology or embryology (Greek εμβρυολογία) is the study of the process by which organisms grow and develop. ... A complementation test is used in genetics to decide if two recessive mutant phenotypes are determined by mutations in the same gene or two different genes. ... Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. ... Developmental biology is the study of the process by which organisms grow and develop. ... Radiation has a variety of different meanings. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...

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Transvection, in genetics, is a process in which the gene regulatory sequence of one allele on a chromosome interact with the coding sequence of the allele on the homologous chromosome. ...


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