Masayori Inouye

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Masayori Inouye is a distinguished professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University.[1] He, along with his team, discovered natural antisense RNA.[2] Inouye was also a key scientist involved in the discovery and characterization of retrons, which are retroviral-like elements found in various bacterial genomes.[citation needed]

In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.[1]


  1. ^ a b "2019 NAS Election". Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "A new tool for biotechnologists". New Scientist. 10 October 1985. p. 27. Retrieved 29 December 2010.

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