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Born on June 17, 1920, in Nancy, France, François Jacob joined the Pasteur Institute in 1950. He became the head of the genetics department in 1960. He, along with coworkers, explored bacteria genes and discovered they were arranged in a ring. He discovered regulatory genes and proposed the existence of an RNA messenger. His work earned him a Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1965.
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