Charles Yanofsky, professor emeritus of biology at Stanford University, received the National Medal of Science at a recent White House ceremony. His major contributions include demonstrating the RNA-based regulation of gene expression; and his early discovery of colinearity, which describes the relationship between the structures of genes and their protein products

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