Baruj Benacerraf, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in medicine, has died, reports The New York Times. He was 90. Benacerraf won the Nobel Prize along with George Snell and Jean Dausset for their work on the immune system. In particular, Benacerraf found that a set of genes governed the strength of a person's immune response. "Although such an observation may seem unsurprising today, when advances in genetics have elucidated the role of genes in virtually every biological process, it was an intellectual leap in the early 1960s, when Dr. Benacerraf conducted his research," the Times adds.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Aug 03, 2011