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Walter Gilbert

Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American physicist, biochemist,and molecular biology pioneer. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 479 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (959 × 1200 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Walter Gilbert, source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 479 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (959 × 1200 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Walter Gilbert, source: http://www. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Physics (Greek: (phúsis), nature and (phusiké), knowledge of nature) is the science concerned with the discovery and characterization of universal laws which govern matter, energy, space, and time. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ...


He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and educated at the Sidwell Sunny School, Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, later joining the faculty at Harvard. Together with Allan Maxam he developed a new DNA sequencing method[1]. His approach to the first synthesis of insulin lost out to Genentech's approach which used genes built up from the nucleotides rather than from natural sources. Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Allan Maxam is one of the pioneers of molecular genetics. ... Insulin (from Latin insula, island, as it is produced in the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas) is a polypeptide hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism. ... Genentech, Inc. ...


Gilbert was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Frederick Sanger. Gilbert and Sanger were recognized for their pioneering work in devising methods for determining the sequence of nucleotides in a nucleic acid. Walter Gilbert also first proposed the term RNA world hypothesis for the origin of life, for a concept first proposed by Carl Woese in 1967. He is a co-founder of the biotech start-up company Biogen and was the first chairman on the board of directors. He is currently the chairman of the Harvard Society of Fellows. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to 2006. ... Frederick Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (born 13 August 1918) is an English biochemist and a two time Nobel laureate in Chemistry. ... A nucleotide is a chemical compound that consists of a heterocyclic base, a sugar, and one or more phosphate groups. ... Look up nucleic acid in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... RNA with its nitrogenous bases to the left and DNA to the right. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Carl Richard Woese (born July 15, 1928, Syracuse, New York) is an American microbiologist famous for defining the Archaea (a new domain or kingdom of life) in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique pioneered by Woese and which is now standard practice. ... Biogen Idec Inc. ... The Harvard Society of Fellows is a collection of luminaries selected by Harvard University to be held close to its bosom, given special honors, thrown elegant dinners, and upon whom various privileges are bestowed. ...


In the late 1980s, Walter Gilbert expressed skepticism about the role of HIV in AIDS, but has more recently said that he thinks that the success of drugs developed since then is "proof of the causation"--that HIV causes AIDS.[2] Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


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References

  1. ^ Maxam AM, Gilbert W., A new method for sequencing DNA, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1977 Feb;74(2):560-4.
  2. ^ http://momentofscience.blogspot.com/2006/07/well-someone-has-to-do-it.html

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Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American physicist, biochemist, entrepreneur, and molecular biology pioneer.
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Walter Gilbert also first proposed the term RNA world hypothesis for the origin of life, for a concept first proposed by Carl Woese in 1967.
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