Norton Zinder (1928–2012)

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Science  16 Mar 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6074, pp. 1316
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220682

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Norton Zinder, a founder and leader of the then nascent field of molecular biology half a century ago, passed away on the 3rd of February in the Bronx, New York. He was a Professor at the Rockefeller University, where we were privileged to have been his graduate students and experienced how insightful mentorship and a fertile environment can inspire young students to do great science.