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(zhä-kôb′), François Born 1920.
French geneticist. He shared a 1965 Nobel Prize for the study of regulatory activity in body cells.

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Yacob, who was left out of the matchday squad for last weekend's trip to Everton, has made 164 appearances in five-and-a-half years at the Baggies.
Ambassador Morales congratulated President Yacob for her assumption as Singapores Head of State.
Gundogan, who impressed with his pace and direct running, hobbled off after being caught from behind by Yacob.
Argentine enforcer Yacob went in the book for the challenge in the 54th minute and Guardiola was left fuming.
After a scuffle involving Yacob and Hegazy on the way down the tunnel at the break, the latter missed a golden chance when he skied the ball that had dropped to him from Brunt's corner.
Alli was upended twice by Yacob early in the game and his frustration boiled over as he turned and swung an arm into the West Brom midfielder's midriff.
Yacob made a meal as large as a Christmas dinner of the moment, while sneaking a little look to see what referee Lee Mason was going to do.
We weren't too happy with the reaction of the lad Yacob to be perfectly honest.
HOW THEY RATED WEST BROM: Myhill 6, Dawson 7, McAuley 7, Evans 7, Brunt 7, Fletcher 8, Yacob 6 (Berahino 85, 5), Gardner 6, Morrison 7, Sessegnon 6 (McManaman 90, 5), Lambert 6.
For her part, Yacob said that her visit to Aleppo comes within the framework of following up the situation on the ground to implement UNICEF plans, look closely at the facts and discuss areas of cooperation, noting that she visited many makeshift centers and noticed the great efforts made by the province and other parties to help affected families, pointing out the facilitations and support offered by Aleppo province to UNICEF.
Removal of sanctions will pave the way for broad and all-out cooperation between the two countries," Yacob said in a meeting with Head of the Iran-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship Group Hossein Sobhanina in the Singaporean capital on Monday.
Everyone should feel the fruits of peace," Mohammad Yacob, 44, executive director of the Bangsamoro Development Agency, said in an interview Manila early this week.