This Biography is about one of the best Biologist Daniel Nathans including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Daniel Nathans|
|Real Name||Daniel Nathans|
|Personal life of Daniel Nathans|
|Born on||30 October 1928|
|Died At Age||71|
|Born in||Wilmington, Delaware, US|
|Died on||16 November 1999 AD|
|Place of death||Baltimore, Maryland, US|
|Family Background of Daniel Nathans|
|Awards||NAS Award in Molecular Biology (1976) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1978) National Medal of Science (1993)|
|Personal Fact of Daniel Nathans|
Daniel Nathans was an American microbiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 along with Hamilton Othanel Smith of the United States and Werner Arber of Switzerland. They were awarded the prize for the discovery of restriction enzymes which can be used to break the molecules of DNA into small manageable portions so that the characteristics can be studied better. This discovery later became the basic tool for research in genetics. Smith had isolated the bacterium called Haemophilus influenza earlier which was used by Nathans in the investigations he carried out in relation to the structure of the DNA of the simian virus 40 or SV40.
This virus was the simplest one known for causing cancerous tumors. Nathans constructed a genetic map of the virus which helped in identifying the molecular structure of a cancer cell with the help of the restriction enzymes. He also took part in developing prenatal procedures for testing genetic diseases such as sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis. He received many awards and honors for his work and was known as an outstanding mentor, teacher and researcher. He was also an able administrator and could execute his administrative work in a fair, thoughtful, deliberate and clear-headed manner.