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Renato Dulbecco

In 1975, Renato Dulbecco was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, together with David Baltimore and Howard Temin, for work on reverse transcriptase, the viral enzyme that transcribes single-stranded RNA into single-stranded DNA and makes it possible for genes of RNA viruses to be incorporated into the host-cell genome. In 1986 he contributed importantly to the launch the Human Genome Project. He has an Honorary Degree in Science from Yale University, and is a member the American National Science Academy and the Lincean Academy, and a foreign member of the British Royal Society.

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