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Question 1: Temin's brother Peter is the Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics at ________, and was formerly the head of the Economics Department.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyHarvard UniversityBoston UniversityNortheastern University

Question 2: The discovery of reverse transcriptase is one of the most important of the modern era of medicine, as reverse transcriptase is the central enzyme in several widespread human diseases, such as HIV, the virus that causes ________, and Hepatitis B.
AIDS dementia complexAIDSHerpes simplexICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Question 3: Born in Philadelphia, ________ and a long-time advocate against smoking, Temin died at the age of 59 from lung cancer, although he himself was never a smoker.
North CarolinaConnecticutNew JerseyPennsylvania

Question 4: Crick, along with most other molecular biologists of the day, believed genetic information to flow exclusively from DNA to ________ to protein.
RNANon-coding RNAMessenger RNASmall interfering RNA

Question 5: Along with Renato Dulbecco and ________ he discovered reverse transcriptase in the 1970s at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for which he shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Howard Martin TeminMarshall Warren NirenbergJames D. WatsonDavid Baltimore

Question 6: He received his bachelor's degree in ________ from Swarthmore College in 1955 and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology in 1959.

Question 7: ________ / Renato Dulbecco / Howard Temin (1975)
James D. WatsonHoward Martin TeminDavid BaltimoreMarshall Warren Nirenberg

Question 8: This phenomenon was also independently and simultaneously discovered by ________, with whom Temin shared the Nobel Prize.
James D. WatsonDavid BaltimoreMarshall Warren NirenbergHoward Martin Temin

Question 9: Temin received the ________ in 1992.
Glenn T. SeaborgJoshua LederbergNational Medal of ScienceCharles Stark Draper


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