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Renato Dulbecco was an Italian virologist best known winning the Nobel Prize for pioneering the growing of viruses in culture in the 1950s.
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Born in Italy in 1914, Renato Dulbecco was an Italian virologist best known winning the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Howard M. Temin and David Baltimore. The three men pioneered the growing of viruses in culture in the 1950s, lending insight into cell growth. The research helped pave the way for studying cancer cells so scientists might better fight cancer. Dulbecco died in 2012 in La Jolla, California.
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