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Stern lectures on self-sterility, 1959

Stern lectures on self-sterility, 1959

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Stern lectures on self-sterility. German-US geneticist Curt Jacob Stern (1902-1981) lecturing on self-sterility in plants. Stern received his doctorate from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut in 1923. He then worked for two years in the USA at the laboratory of Thomas Hunt Morgan carrying out research on the genetics of the Drosophila fruit fly. After six years back in Berlin, Stern moved to the USA in 1931 and stayed there after Hitler came to power. From 1933 to 1947, he worked at Rochester University, then at Berkeley, California (1947-1970). Stern pioneered gene regulation and spoke out against racial theories and eugenics. Photographed in June 1959.

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