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Avery, Mary Ellen, National Medal of Science, 1991
"My first choice is the discovery of DNA as a transforming factor in pneumococci by Oswald Avery of the Rockefeller Institute, and the structure of the molecule by James Watson and Francis Crick, then in Cambridge, England. These discoveries launched a biological revolution in genetics."

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