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dc.creatorGleason, Kevin
dc.date2017-05-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-25T15:01:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-25T15:01:10Z
dc.date.created2017-05-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11518
dc.description.abstractHermann Joseph Muller studied the effects of x-ray radiation on genetic material in the US during the twentieth century. At that time, scientists had yet to determine the dangers that x-rays presented. In 1927, Muller demonstrated that x-rays, a form of high-energy radiation, can mutate the structure of genetic material. Muller warned others of the dangers of radiation, advising radiologists to protect themselves and their patients from radiation. He also opposed the indiscriminate use of radiation in medical and industrial fields. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his lifetime work involving radiation and genetic mutation. Muller's worked enabled scientists to directly study mutations without having to rely on naturally occurring mutations. Furthermore, Muller showed that radiation, even in small doses, leads to genetic mutations primarily in germ cells, cells which give rise to sperm and egg cells.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshMuller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967en_US
dc.subject.lcshMuller, Herman Joseph, 1890-1967en_US
dc.subject.lcshX-raysen_US
dc.subject.lcshRadiationen_US
dc.subject.lcshGeneticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMutationen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrosophilaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCrossing over (Genetics)en_US
dc.subject.lcshChromosomesen_US
dc.subject.lcshColumbia University/City University of New Yorken_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Texas at Austin. University Research Instituteen_US
dc.subject.meshRadiation, Ionizingen_US
dc.titleHermann Joseph Muller (1890-1967)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagMutationen_US
dc.subject.tagX-raysen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-05-25en_US
dc.contributer.editorRoss, Christian H.en_US


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