This Day in Jewish History / The man who discovered retroviral RNA is born
Howard Temin held firm to his ground-breaking theory as the scientific world howled. He was awarded the Nobel in 1975
December 10, 1934, is the birthdate of Howard Martin Temin, the biologist who came up with the theory that RNA from a virus could replicate itself into the DNA of a host organism. Temin held firm with this conviction even as many of his peers and colleagues scoffed, and was vindicated.