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Barbara McClintuck

Who is Barbara McClintuck?

Barbara McClintuck was born on December 16, 1902. She was born and raised in Hartford CT. Barbara McClintuck discovered the ability of genes to change positions on the chromosome.

A Little About Barbara

McClintuck was born June 16, 1902-September 2, 1992. She was an american scientist cytogeneticist and was nominated the 1983 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine. She received her PhD at botany from Cornell University.

Family Background

She was the third of four children. She graduated early in 1919. Her father was born into British immigrants. Her mother descended from an old American Mayflower family.