Baltimore, David

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Baltimore   (bôl'tə-môr')  Pronunciation Key 
American microbiologist who discovered the enzyme reverse transcriptase, which is capable of passing information from RNA to DNA. Prior to this discovery, it was assumed that information could flow only from DNA to RNA. He won a 1975 Nobel Prize for his research into the connection between viruses and cancer.
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