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Eric F. Wieschaus

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Eric Francis Wieschaus
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Wieschaus at 11th European Conference on Artificial Life in Paris
Born Eric Francis Wieschaus
(1947-06-08)June 8, 1947[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Known for embryogenesis

Eric Francis Wieschaus (born June 8, 1947) is an American developmental biologist.

A lot of Wieschaus' research focuses on embryogenesis in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and it specifically focuses on the patterning which occurs in the early Drosophila embryo.[1] In 1995, Wieschaus shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward B. Lewis "for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development".[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Eric F. Wieschaus - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28.