George Beadle

1903 - 1989

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George Wells Beadle (October 22, 1903 – June 9, 1989) was an American geneticist. In 1958 he shared one-half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward Tatum for their discovery of the role of genes in regulating biochemical events within cells. He also served as the 7th President of the University of Chicago.Beadle and Tatum's key experiments involved exposing the bread mold Neurospora crassa to x-rays, causing mutations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Beadle has received more than 132,861 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. George Beadle is the 96th most popular biologist (down from 65th in 2019), the 1,045th most popular biography from United States (down from 762nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Biologist.

Beadle was a publisher of dime novels and is most famous for publishing the first dime novel, Beadle's Dime Novels, which was a collection of stories that were published in the early 1800s.

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Among biologists, George Beadle ranks 96 out of 844Before him are Tomas Lindahl, Hugo Theorell, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, John Gurdon, Bernard Katz, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy. After him are Günter Blobel, Desmond Morris, Jan Swammerdam, Gerald Edelman, Ulisse Aldrovandi, and Nikolay Pirogov.

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Among people born in 1903, George Beadle ranks 54Before him are Empress Kōjun, Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, Claudette Colbert, Irving Stone, and Hugo Theorell. After him are John Eccles, Alonzo Church, Tamam Shud case, Raymond Radiguet, Ernest Walton, and Giulio Natta. Among people deceased in 1989, George Beadle ranks 42Before him are Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Bruce Chatwin, Danilo Kiš, Sugar Ray Robinson, Michel Aflaq, and Irving Stone. After him are Joris Ivens, Graham Chapman, Cornel Wilde, John Payne, Princess Deokhye, and Valentin Glushko.

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Among people born in United States, George Beadle ranks 1,045 out of 15,968Before him are Anjelica Huston (1951), Irwin Shaw (1913), Richard Barthelmess (1895), Larry Ellison (1944), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Hiram Bingham III (1875). After him are A. L. Kroeber (1876), Jimmy Connors (1952), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Robert Forster (1941), Clifford D. Simak (1904), and Whitey Bulger (1929).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, George Beadle ranks 10Before him are Dian Fossey (1932), Barbara McClintock (1902), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Lynn Margulis (1938), Irwin Rose (1926), and Alfred Hershey (1908). After him are Gerald Edelman (1929), John Franklin Enders (1897), Carl Woese (1928), E. O. Wilson (1929), Edward Tatum (1909), and Linda B. Buck (1947).