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Watson, Crick and Wilkins: DNA and Genetics

Watson, Crick and Wilkins: DNA and Genetics
Biologists

The structure of the DNA is considered one of the most profound discovery of the 20th century. DNA is the material that stores genetic information in chromosomes. By the time  Watson and Crick showed it was a “double helix,” geneticists knew that it stored all the information needed for an organism to build and operate.  DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic …Read more

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Alessandro Volta: Battery Inventor

Alessandro Volta: Battery Inventor
Physicists

Physicist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery Alessandro (Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio) Volta was an Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery. He was born on February 18, 1745,  in Como, a town in present-day northern Italy near the Swiss border. In 1774, he became a professor of physics at the Royal School in Como. He improved and popularized …Read more

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Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell
Medical Scientists

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) First woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. and first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was a pioneer in promoting women education in the U.S. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and colleagues founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to earn the M.D. degree …Read more

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Emilio Gino Segrè: Antiproton and Technetium Andastatine

Emilio Gino Segrè: Antiproton and Technetium Andastatine
Physicists

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio Gino Segrè Emilio Gino Segrè (1 February 1905 – 22 April 1989) was an Italian physicist and Nobel laureate who discovered the elements technetium andastatine, and the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle, for which he was co-awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics with American Owen Chamberlain. An Antiproton is an antiparticle that has the same …Read more

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