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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1958

For their discovery that genes act by regulating definite chemical events
Name - George Wells Beadle
Date of birth - October 22, 1903
Institutions - California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Pasadena, CA, USA
Country - USA

Description - George Wells Beadle was an American scientist in the field of genetics, and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel laureate who with Edward Lawrie Tatum discovered the role of genes in regulating biochemical events within cells.


For his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria
Name - Edward Lawrie Tatum
Date of birth - December 14, 1909
Institutions - Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York, NY, USA
Country - USA

Description - Edward Lawrie Tatum was an American geneticist. He shared half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1958 with George Wells Beadle for showing that genes control individual steps in metabolism. The other half of that year's award went to Joshua Lederberg.


for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria
Name - Joshua Lederberg
Date of birth - May 23, 1925
Institutions - University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA
Country - USA

Description - Joshua Lederberg was an American molecular biologist known for his work in genetics, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. He was just 33 years old when he won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that bacteria can mate and exchange genes.