30/11/2007 Molecular biologist Seymour Benzer dies
Seymour Benzer (Gene Structure, Behavioral Genetics)
The Life of Seymour Benzer- Contributer to Genetics
Seymour Benzer studied nonsense mutations – changes in DNA that result in incomplete, shortened and dysfunctional proteins. He also discovered (with Kyung-Tai Min) strange fruit fly mutant called “sponge cake.” It suffers brain degeneration very similar to human Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.