Nathaniel C. Comfort

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Who is Nathaniel C. Comfort?

Nathaniel C. Comfort is an American historian specialising in the history of biology. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and he previously was employed in the history department at The George Washington University. He is currently working on the history of human and medical genetics in America.

Comfort is best known for his 2001 biography of Barbara McClintock, The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control. He has published several journal articles on the same topic, and was widely praised for his reinterpretation of the response to McClintock's work on controlling elements.

Comfort was married to Carol Greider, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

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  • Nathaniel Comfort
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  • United States of America
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  • Assistant Professor, George Washington University
  • Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

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on July 23, 2013

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