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J. Michael Bishop (born 1936), US microbiologist, geneticist and Nobel laureate. Bishop shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus. The share of the Nobel was awarded for Bishop's discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes (cancer-causing genes). Photograph from the Lasker Awards Archives. Photographed in 1982.
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