Saturday, March 24, 2007

Barbara McClintock's Nobel Prize Banquet Speech

Hsien-Hsien Lee at the Genetics and Health blog has created a podcast of Barbara McClintock's Nobel Prize banquet speech. McClintock won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 for her pioneering work on mobile genetic elements (also called "transposons" or "jumping genes"). Her findings were so outside mainstream of genetics that they were "greeted with silence and derision" when she first presented them in 1951.

The text of McClintock's speech is available at, as is her Nobel lecture.

Go have a listen!

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