Barbara McClintock and the discovery of jumping genes
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- Nanjundiah, V. Reson (1996) 1: 56. doi:10.1007/BF02839098
Barbara McClintock’s life shows us how important it is to nurture original and unconventional thinking in science if we are to get out of the rut of ordinariness. After a long period of relative neglect, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983 for her work on genetic instability (transposition).