Born 23rd May, 1925 (Montclair, New Jersey, 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.
Joshua Lederberg: timeline of key events
|December 18, 1922||Esther Lederberg was born in Bronx, New York, USA||Lederberg||Wisconsin University|
|May 23, 1925||Joshua Lederberg was born in Montclair NJ, USA||Lederberg||University of Wisconsin|
|1958||The cell is confirmed responsible for antibody production||Lederberg, Nossal||University of Wisconsin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute|
|November 11, 2006||Esther Lederberg died||Lederberg||Wisconsin University|
|February 2, 2008||Joshua Lederberg died||Lederberg||University of Wisconsin|
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