Janet Rowley

1925 - 2013

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Janet Davison Rowley (April 5, 1925 – December 17, 2013) was an American human geneticist and the first scientist to identify a chromosomal translocation as the cause of leukemia and other cancers, thus proving that cancer is a genetic disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janet Rowley has received more than 129,134 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Janet Rowley is the 960th most popular biologist (down from 851st in 2019), the 9,818th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,887th in 2019) and the 139th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Janet Rowley ranks 960 out of 1,097Before her are Maxwell T. Masters, William T. Stearn, Charles Sibley, Edward Lhuyd, Ivan Lepyokhin, and Édouard Louis Trouessart. After her are John Hutton Balfour, Richard Meinertzhagen, Aimée Antoinette Camus, João Barbosa Rodrigues, Alexander Wetmore, and Alexander Wendt.

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Among people born in 1925, Janet Rowley ranks 461Before her are Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher, Otto Arosemena, Antonio Spallino, Axel Schandorff, Joan Leslie, and Gene Ammons. After her are Heinz Ulzheimer, Ravindra Kelekar, Václav Machek, Betty McKinnon, Doc Pomus, and Corinne Calvet. Among people deceased in 2013, Janet Rowley ranks 421Before her are Narendra Dabholkar, Jean Kent, Tatyana Zaslavskaya, Edward Stevens, Faith Leech, and Derek Kevan. After her are Robin Sachs, Michel Knuysen, Mohamed Brahmi, Sayan Sanya, Yvonne Brill, and Stan Vickers.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janet Rowley ranks 9,818 out of 20,380Before her are John Kasich (1952), Artis Gilmore (1949), Chris Klein (1979), Amy Sedaris (1961), Jack Casady (1944), and Sammy Cahn (1913). After her are Janice E. Voss (1956), Carl Kaufmann (1936), Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835), Angie Harmon (1972), Robert Lockwood Jr. (1915), and Sherry Stringfield (1967).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Janet Rowley ranks 139Before her are Osamu Hayaishi (1920), John Hopfield (1933), Gerrit Smith Miller (1869), Lucy Shapiro (1940), William Beebe (1877), and Charles Sibley (1917). After her are Alexander Wetmore (1886), James Chapin (1889), John Lawrence LeConte (1825), Irene Pepperberg (1949), Herbert Boyer (1936), and Frank Chapman (1864).