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Jacob, François (1920–)




Francois Jacob
French biologist. With Jacques Monod he discovered that a substance that they named messenger RNA (mRNA) carried hereditary information from the cell nucleus to the sites of protein synthesis and that the certain genes, called operator genes, control the activity of others. They shared the 1965 Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine with another French biologist, André Lwoff.


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