Born: Jun 03, 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
1929 - Born on June 3rd in Gränichen, Switzerland. Swiss microbiologist Werner Arber was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology.
- Arber studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, the University of Geneva, and the University of Southern California.
1960 - He served on the faculty at Geneva, when he became professor of microbiology at the University of Basel.
- He proposed that when bacteria defend themselves against attack by viruses, they use selective enzymes which cut the DNA chain of the infecting virus.
1978 - Was co-recipient with Daniel Nathans and Hamilton Othanel Smith of the United States of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
1984 - Author of the book, Genetic Manipulation: Impact on Man and Society.
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