Oct 9, 2007

Trio shares 2007 Nobel for Medicine

A good news from Science. Stem cell researchers Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. The Nobel Prize authority said the discoveries made by the three have led to a new branch of medicine known as gene targeting. This enables certain genes to be turned off "allowing scientists to establish the roles of individual genes in health and disease".

"for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells" - Nobel Foundation

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