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30/11/2007 Molecular biologist Seymour Benzer dies

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Seymour Benzer (Gene Structure, Behavioral Genetics)

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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.
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