Jack Cusack

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Birthday
17, 1890
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 5, 1973 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1890
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 5, 1973 (82)

About

Geneticist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for demonstrating that X-Rays can cause mutations by striking genes.

Before Fame

He studied at Columbia University, where his interest in genetics was first sparked by E.B. Wilson, who introduced the theory of heredity via genes.

Trivia

Establishing, in his early research, that genes can pass down traits to subsequent generations, he started experiments inducing mutations through the use of X-Rays.

Family Life

He was born in New York, and his grandparents were immigrants from the Rhineland.

Associated With

Edward Tatum, another American Nobel Prize wiiner, also experimented with the genes of Drosophila flies.