Obituary: Edward B. Lewis (1918–2004)

  title={Obituary: Edward B. Lewis (1918–2004)},
  author={M. Scott and P. Lawrence},
NATURE | VOL 431 | 9 SEPTEMBER 2004 | 143 Ed Lewis, who died on 21 July at the age of 86, is remembered by all who knew him as a brilliant, eccentric and kindly scientist. He was a pioneer in exploring how genes design and build animals. The 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was a celebration of 85 years of study of the fruitfly Drosophila. The prize went to three biologists — Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric Wieschaus — and we know now that the genes… Expand