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McClintock, Barbaralocked

(16 June 1902–02 September 1992)
  • William J. Lamberts

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McClintock, Barbara (16 June 1902–02 September 1992), geneticist, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas Henry McClintock, a physician, and Sara Handy. McClintock spent most of her early years in semirural Brooklyn, New York. As a child she was a tomboy, demonstrating early in her play the traits of independence and total absorption that were to characterize her later work in genetics....

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