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Today Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day

Today Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day

 This significant day is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate women that have achieved great things and inspire us all.

 To celebrate this day, we thought we’d share with you the profile of one of our best scientist ever, an inspiring woman in the history of Sciences that revolutionised our understanding of genetics.

 Barbara McClintock

 She was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock made the discovery in the 1940s and '50s of mobile genetic elements, or “jumping genes,” won her the Nobel Prize by building and proving one of the most extraordinary theories in genetics.

McClintock provided the first experimental proof that genes were physically positioned on chromosomes.

She was the first American woman to win an unshared Nobel and a source of inspiration for many geneticists. she never married or had children.

 #IWD2020  #EachForEqual


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