Joshua Lederberg

Born 23rd May, 1925 (Montclair, New Jersey, United States) - Died 2nd February, 2008 (New York City, United States)

An American molecular biologist known for his work in bacterial genetics and the discovery of viral transduction, that is the ability of viruses to transfer snippets of DNA from one infected bacteria to another. This laid the basis for genetic engineering in the 1970s.

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