Alfred Hershey and his son, Peter, at the Nobel Prize ceremonies.
Alfred Hershey was a phage geneticist who, with his research assistant, Martha Chase, did one of the most famous experiments in molecular biology. The "blender" experiment proved that DNA carried genetic information.
Telegram telling Lederberg that he will share in the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
Howard Temin being interviewed after winning the 1976 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
1958 Nobel Prize winners: (L-R) George Beadle, Edward Tatum (Physiology or Medicine), I. Tamm (Physics), F. Sanger (Chemistry), P. Cherenkov (Physics), I. Frank (Physics), Joshua Lederberg (Physiology or Medicine).
16367. Gallery 16: Telegram sent to Edward Tatum telling him that he, George Beadle and Joshua Lederberg will share the 1958 Nobel Pri
Telegram sent to Edward Tatum telling him that he, George Beadle and Joshua Lederberg will share the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
(L-R) Maurice Wilkins (Physiology or Medicine), M. Perutz (Chemistry), Francis Crick (Physiology or Medicine), J. Steinbeck (Literature), James Watson (Physiology or Medicine), J. Kendrew (Chemistry).
Alfred Hershey working in the lab, 1960.
Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
Har Gobind Khorana, Marshall Nirenberg, and Robert Holley shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine. Nirenberg and Khorana cracked the genetic code. Holley sequenced and deduced the structure of the first tRNA molecule.