David Baltimore

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Scientist(1938–)
David Baltimore is an American virologist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1975.

Synopsis

David Baltimore proved an exception to the 'central dogma' of genetic theory, which states that the information encoded in genes always flows unidirectionally from DNA to RNA and cannot be reversed. Since its discovery, reverse transcriptase has become an invaluable tool in recombinant DNA technology. For his work, Bailey shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1975.

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