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Roy J. Britten (1919–2012)

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Science  09 Mar 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6073, pp. 1183
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220828

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Roy John Britten died on 21 January at the age of 92 in Corona del Mar, California. Born in Washington, DC, in 1919, his academic career took him to both coasts of the United States, where his fundamental discoveries in DNA sequence organization and gene expression influenced the fields of evolutionary and developmental biology and heralded the era of modern genomics.