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George Davis Snell (December 19, 1903June 6, 1996) was a U.S. geneticist and co-recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with Baruj Benacerraf and Jean Dausset, for discovery of the Major histocompatibility complex genes which encode cell surface molecules important for the immune system's distinction between self and non-self. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... Baruj Benacerraff (born 29 October 1920) is a Venezuelan-American immunologist who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the Major histocompatibility complex genes which encode cell surface molecules important for the immune systems distinction between self and non-self. His brother is... Jean Dausset (b. ... The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is a large genomic region or gene family found in most vertebrates containing many genes with important immune system roles. ... Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green) The cell is the structural and functional unit of all living organisms, sometimes called the building blocks of life. ... The immune system is the system of specialised cells and organs that protects an organism from outside biological influences. ...


Snell was born in Bradford, Massachusetts. He made Ph.D. in Harvard in 1930. Bradford was a town in Massachusetts on the banks of the Merrimack River. ... Harvard, see Harvard (disambiguation) Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1988, he authored a substantial book, Search for a rational ethic, on the nature of ethics and the rules by which we live. It includes an evolution-based ethic founded on biological realities that he believed to be applicable to all human beings. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution by natural selection. ...


Snell died in Bar Harbor, Maine. Bar Harbor, Maine, it the name of two places in Maine Bar Harbor, census-designated place Bar Harbor a larger town This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


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George Snell shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Baruj Benacerraf and Jean Dausset for their discoveries concerning "genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions".
It was Snell who introduced the concept of H antigens."[1]Snell's brilliant work in mice led to the discovery of HLA, the major histocompatibility complex, in humans (and all vertebrates) that is analogous to the H-2 complex in mice.
George Snell was born in Bradford, Massachusetts, the youngest of three schildren.
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