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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 159,979 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). George Beadle is the 60th most popular biologist (up from 96th in 2019), the 787th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,044th in 2019) and the 8th 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 60 out of 841Before him are Erasmus Darwin, Albert Claude, Hugo Theorell, Ernst Mayr, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Linda B. Buck. After him are Max Theiler, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, Alexander Oparin, John Franklin Enders, and Lynn Margulis.

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Among people born in 1903, George Beadle ranks 40Before him are Hugo Theorell, Raymond Queneau, Matthias Sindelar, Igor Kurchatov, Eliot Ness, and Tunku Abdul Rahman. After him are Georg Elser, Julius Fučík, Lars Onsager, Empress Kōjun, Andrei Grechko, and Jiro Horikoshi. Among people deceased in 1989, George Beadle ranks 34Before him are John Hicks, Hermann Oberth, Daphne du Maurier, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, John Cassavetes, and Ferdinand Marcos. After him are Emilio Segrè, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Jerzy Kukuczka, Leon Festinger, Joris Ivens, and Guy Williams.

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Among people born in United States, George Beadle ranks 787 out of 18,182Before him are Dashiell Hammett (1894), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Linda B. Buck (1947), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), and Adam Sandler (1966). After him are John Dos Passos (1896), Anne Sullivan (1866), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Laurence Fishburne (1961), George Foreman (1949), and H. H. Holmes (1861).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, George Beadle ranks 8Before him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Rachel Carson (1907), Barbara McClintock (1902), Dian Fossey (1932), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), and Linda B. Buck (1947). After him are John Franklin Enders (1897), Lynn Margulis (1938), Irwin Rose (1926), Alfred Hershey (1908), E. O. Wilson (1929), and Thomas Huckle Weller (1915).