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Banquet speech

Barbara McClintock’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1983 Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to be here, and charmed by the warmth of the Swedish people. And I wish to thank them for their many courtesies. I understand I am here this evening because the maize plant, with…

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Biographical

In the fall of 1921 I attended the only course in genetics open to undergraduate students at Cornell University. It was conducted by C. B. Hutchison, then a professor in the Department of Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, who soon left Cornell to become Chancellor of the University of California at Davis, California. Relatively few…

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Article

In Memoriam – Barbara McClintock by Howard Green To paraphrase George Orwell, every person is unique, but some are more unique than others. There has never been anyone like Barbara McClintock in this world, nor ever will be. She was not simply a representative of a type. Some have considered her as an eccentric, others…

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Interview

Interview with George P. Smith on 6 December 2018 during the Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m George Smith and I’m one of the recipients of the Chemistry Prize in 2018. Where do you get your passion for science? George P. Smith: Originally I would say that I had a passion for nature, especially animals.…

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Quiz answers Monthly July 2021 The right answer is ice cream. The Nobel Banquet was famous for its ‘ice cream parade’ down the grand staircase of the Blue Hall. From 2002, the desserts differ. Monthly June 2021 The right answer is the transistor. William Bradford Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain were awarded jointly…

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