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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 05:26 AM
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3 Win Nobel in Medicine for Gene Manipulation
Source: Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Americans Mario R. Capecchi, Oliver Smithies and Briton Martin J. Evans won the 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for developing a technology for manipulating genes in mice.

The process, known as gene targeting, has been used to help study such diseases as cystic fibrosis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

In its citation, the award committee said that the use of gene targeting has shed light on embryonic development, aging and disease.

The medicine prize was the first of the six prestigious awards to be announced this year. The others are chemistry, physics, literature, peace and economics.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/health/AP-Nobel-Medicin...
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 06:58 AM
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1. I know many here are anxiously waiting for the peace announcement.
I being one of them.

Congrats to all the winners :)
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 07:10 AM
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2. Not good news for fundies, I guess
Gene manipulation winning the Medicine prize, Al Gore winning the Peace prize...
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WilmywoodNCparalegal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 08:55 AM
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3. Actually Mario Capecchi
is also Italian, fyi.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 11:49 AM
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4. He's a scientist at the University of Utah. A very proud moment for that school.
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