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Phillip Allen Sharp

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Phillip Allen Sharp (born June 6, 1944) is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who co-discovered RNA splicing. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for "the discovery that genes in eukaryotes are not contiguous strings but contain introns, and that the splicing of messenger RNA to delete those introns can occur in different ways, yielding different proteins from the same DNA sequence". He has been selected to receive the 2015 Othmer Gold Medal.Sharp's current research focuses on small RNAs and other types of non-coding RNAs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phillip Allen Sharp has received more than 221,828 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Phillip Allen Sharp is the 296th most popular biologist (up from 405th in 2019), the 2,961st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,704th in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 296 out of 841Before him are René Louiche Desfontaines, Josif Pančić, Carol W. Greider, John Gould, Joel Asaph Allen, and Jack W. Szostak. After him are Ludwik Fleck, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, Christian Ludwig Brehm, Lev Berg, Motoo Kimura, and Carl Nägeli.

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Among people born in 1944, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 202Before him are Claude-Michel Schönberg, Richard Ford, Ron Huldai, Christine Chubbuck, Goukouni Oueddei, and Oleg Yankovsky. After him are Faisal bin Musaid Al Saud, Candy Darling, Raymond Moody, Edgar Froese, Tim Rice, and James Michel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 2,961 out of 18,182Before him are Benjamin Libet (1916), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), Linda Blair (1959), William Bates (1860), Derrick Rose (1988), and Neil Postman (1931). After him are Charles Napier (1936), Scatman Crothers (1910), Patricia Krenwinkel (1947), Paul Romer (1955), George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), and Ty Cobb (1886).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 56Before him are Martin Chalfie (1947), David Julius (1955), Wilder Penfield (1891), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Carol W. Greider (1961), and Joel Asaph Allen (1838). After him are Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), James Rothman (1950), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), Eugene Odum (1913), Luther Burbank (1849), and Harold E. Varmus (1939).