Revealing Data: Explorations of Data in Collections - This new series explores how, by preserving the research data of the past and making it publicly available, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) helps to ensure that generations of researchers can reexamine it, reveal new stories, and make new discoveries. Image: Almiro Blumenschein, Angel Kato and Barbara McClintock with research notes, 1966
100 years of scientific breakthroughs - by women
Barbara McClintock genetic scientist
Barbara McClintock studied the hereditary characteristics of corn. She studied how characteristics are passed generation through generation and connected it to the changes in chromosomes. McClintock also proved how changes in the position of genetic elements of a chromosome affects whether or not some nearby chromosomes are active or inactive.
All the women who've won a Nobel Price in Science. Marie Curie (1903 1911), Irene Joliot-Curie (1935), Gerty Radnitz Cori (1947), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1963), Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1964), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1977), Barbara McClintock (1983), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1986), Gertrude Elion (1988), Christiane Nusslein-Volhard (1995), Linda B. Buck (2004), Francoise Barre-Sinoussi (2008), Elizabeth H. Blackburn (2009), Carol W. Greider (2009) and Ada Yonath (2009) #women #STEM #herstory