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Monday, October 8, 2007


Three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007

The $1.54 million prize was awarded Monday to Mario R. Capecchi, 70, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City; Oliver Smithies, 82, a native of Britain now at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Sir Martin J. Evans, 66, of Cardiff University in Wales.

This year's Nobel Laureates have made a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals. Their discoveries led to the creation of an immensely powerful technology referred to as gene targeting in mice. It is now being applied to virtually all areas of biomedicine – from basic research to the development of new therapies.

Mario R. Capecchi Lab Webpage !

Oliver Smithies Lab Webpage !

Sir Martin J. Evans Lab Webpage !

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Sources: Nobel Foundation, Associated Press.

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