Edward Tatum bio

Birth Name: Edward Tatum

Occupation: Geneticist

Place Of Birth: Boulder

Date Of Birth: December 14, 1909

Date Of Death: November 5, 1975

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Edward Tatum was born on the 14th of December, 1909. He was famous for being a Geneticist. Geneticist who won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Medicine for demonstrating that genes control individual steps in metabolism. He later did important work on the genetics in bacteria.

Edward Tatum was born in Boulder. After an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, he stayed on in the school to research conditions in which bacteria thrived. He conducted successful research on the genetics of corn and Drosophila flies, before studying Neurospora bacterial culture to prove that ‘one gene makes one protein,’ the start of bacterial genetics.

Edward Tatum was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Edward Tatum was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Edward Tatum is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Edward Tatum’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Edward Tatum’s parents.

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Edward Tatum was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: Edward Tatum
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Edward Tatum was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Edward Tatum was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Edward Tatum had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Edward Tatum’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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