Phoebus Aaron

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Phoebus Aaron was born in Zagare, Lithuania back in 1869. In 1891 he graduated from the Imperial Military Medical Academy with a MD. Later he developed an interest in biochemistry, which of course is the rest of the story.

Because of the anti-Semitic issues his family moved to the United States where he started his medical practice in New York City. In his spare time, he enrolled at Columba University to further his education in biochemical research.

In 1905, he was appointed head of the biochemical laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research where he spent the rest of his career. I could go into all of his findings but frankly I don’t understand them all, so we’ll skip it to get to the point of this post.

While you may not know the name Phoebus Aaron Theodore Leven you surely will recognize his discovery of something that is so vital to us today. His discovery, well it was what we all know as DNA. Thus, ends the history lesson for today. Until tomorrow do all of us a favor and pass on a smile, they are highly contagious you know.

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faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Human kind has greatly benefited hy this man's mind.

Nov 13, 2017 04:31 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

And the first gene on the DNA spiral that they identified was the Cystic Fibrosis gene - thanks for sharing this very important story of Phoebus Araron Leven - make it a great day! 

Nov 13, 2017 04:39 AM #2
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Good morning James, it's amazing what science+$ can do. That must have been some kind of  week in that lab!

Nov 13, 2017 04:51 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Never heard of Phoebus and studied biochemistry in college. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Nov 13, 2017 05:29 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that was a ground breaking discovery that is still breaking ground today.

Nov 13, 2017 05:58 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, so he discovered DNA?  That's good, I guess, haha.  I hope that you are having a nice morning!

Nov 13, 2017 06:20 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I am happt to read this inspirational story.

Nov 13, 2017 07:04 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I'm sure that many criminals would have been very happy had he not discovered DNA.

Nov 13, 2017 07:32 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


He transformed the word DNA from a scientific word to an every day word.  Great lesson.  A

Nov 13, 2017 08:50 AM #9
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon James,

It always helps when we get the whole name.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 13, 2017 11:56 AM #10
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James Dray .  Amazing... and so interesting to follow the advancements in DNA usage.  I'm quite interested in forensic science.

Nov 13, 2017 01:12 PM #11
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I remembered his last name from an old textbook. He was quite an impressive man. Thanks for sharing another history lesson!

Nov 13, 2017 02:58 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Yet another great story and a life-changing discovery! It's pretty impressive what can be done with DNA these days.


Nov 13, 2017 03:51 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- you know I think that not a police or legal show goes by without the mention of DNA. 

Nov 13, 2017 05:32 PM #14
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

You need to publish a book on all of your wonderful historical posts James Dray !

Nov 13, 2017 06:53 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, thanks for another interesting history lesson.  We truly did benefit from his hard work and  discovery of DNA.

Nov 13, 2017 07:19 PM #16
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

DNA evidence has become to vitally important in criminal investigations....and the key to proper conviction ...AND release of people wrongfully imprisoned.

Nov 15, 2017 04:01 AM #17
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - Another great contribution to society. Studying DNA has helped advance many cures to improve our overall health worldwide. A very strong legacy indeed.

Nov 15, 2017 04:16 AM #18
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