Benno Müller-Hill

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Benno Müller-Hill (5 February 1933 – 11 August 2018)[1] was a German biologist and author. Together with Walter Gilbert, Müller-Hill purified the lac repressor, the first genetic control protein to be isolated.[2] Müller-Hill has lectured widely and written books on the misuse of science by the Nazis.[3]


  1. ^ Benno Müller-Hill (in German)
  2. ^ Gilbert, Walter; Müller-Hill, Benno (December 1966). "Isolation of the lac repressor". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 56 (6): 1891–1898. doi:10.1073/pnas.56.6.1891. PMC 220206. PMID 16591435.
  3. ^ Müller-Hill, Benno (August 2001). "Genetics of susceptibility to tuberculosis: Mengele's experiments in Auschwitz". Nature Reviews. Genetics. 2 (8): 631–4. doi:10.1038/35084588.