Conversations in Genetics, Volume 1 (2004)
Producer: Rochelle Easton Esposito
Sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) and initiated by Rochelle Easton Esposito in 1997, Conversations in Genetics interviews prominent scientists to record their thoughts and feelings about their research and the ideas that led them to their important scientific discoveries and accomplishments. The three goals of the Project are: "1) to preserve the history of the field [of genetics] for future generations; 2) to enrich the education of scholars of genetics on how important concepts originated; and 3) to promote full integration and use our historical heritage to advance current work." [quote from the Conversations in Genetics Project page at http://www.genestory.org/] Volume 1 contains interviews with 5 scientists conducted by distinguished colleagues. Leland Hartwell "pioneered the genetic analysis of the cell cycle" and his "insights into the process of cell growth and division in yeast have had a profound inmpact on understanding the basis of cell proliferation and cancer in higher organisms." He received the Nobel Prize in 2001. Rochelle E. Esposito conducted this interview Francois Jacob studied gene regulation in bacteria and bacteriophages. "His experiments with Andre Lwoff and Jacques Monod led to the concept of phage immunity, messenger RNA, and the discovery of regulatory mechanisms that govern the readout of information in the genome, for which the three scientists recieved the Nobel Prize in 1965." Edward B. Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1995 for his work in "recognizing the significance of homeotic genes for developmental regulation, discovering and then eludidating the function of the Drosophila Bithorax Complex. He also was the first to quantify the relation between ionizing radiation and induction of human cancers..." Arno G. Motulsky "is the founding father of Medical Genetics and Pharmacogenetics." In addition, he established "one ofthe first academic units to train medical geneticists and co-authored now classic textbooks in human genetics." Evelyn Witkin "was a founder in the field of DNA repair," including repair necessitated by ultraviolet damage. She "received the 2002 National Medal of Science for her work." [All quotations taken from the Conversations in Genetics Project website at http://www.genestory.org.]
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Producer: Rochelle Easton Esposito (2004)Sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) and initiated by Rochelle Easton Esposito in 1997, Conversations in Genetics interviews prominent scientists to record their thoughts and feelings about their research and ...
Laks, Mitchell P.; Cohen, Tamara; Hack, Rochelle; Hillebrand, Donald J.; Concepcion, Waldo; Bettschart, Vincent; Burnand, Bernard; Mosimann, Francois; Edwards, Erick B.; Roberts, John P.; Hunsicker, Lawrence G. (2000-05-18)