Varmus

[ värməs ]
Harold Eliot Born 1939

American microbiologist. He shared a 1989 Nobel Prize for discovering a sequence of genes that can cause cancer when mutated.

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Varmus
[ värməs ]
Harold Elliot Born 1939

American molecular biologist who, working with Michael Bishop, discovered oncogenes. For this work, Varmus and Bishop shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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