In 1933, Thomas H. Morgan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity. Much of his research involved breading Drosophila melanogaster, in which he demonstrated sex linkage of the gene for white eyes in the fly. While Morgan ultimately received a Nobel Prize for his work, the real stars of his experiments, the fruit flies, had to be satisfied with much less recognition. In response, several of his subjects composed a song expressing their dissatisfaction with the way they have been treated. Here is their song:
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Want to become a Nobel Prize winner? Here’s a great piece of advice from Sir Harold Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Don’t listen to anybody
- Don’t think about “Big” ideas
- Your supervisor is decrepit and old…forget about his advice!
Harold Varmus is the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. Check out a tribute to Dr. Varmus below.
Yesterday marked the 13th anniversary of the passing of one of the 20th century’s most influential chemists, Linus Pauling. Pauling is the recipient of two Nobel Prizes and attributes one of his most important discoveries to radical thinking done while trying to overcome a nasty cold. Checkout his personal account in the video below.
What’s the connection between PCR and Mendocino, California? Everyone knows that Kerry Mullis was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 for his improvement of PCR, but did you know that his methodology was hatched on the road to his cottage in Mendocino?
Check out the video below to hear the story from Mullis himself.