Francois Jacob Dies

François Jacob, who won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the genetic control of enzymes, has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 92. Jacob worked with Jacques Monod and André Lwoff at the Pasteur Institute in Paris where they studied how the genes were translated to become proteins in the cell, uncovering messenger RNA and regulatory genes that control expression.

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