News of the WeekLASKER AWARDS

Geneticists Knock Out Lasker Competition

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Science  21 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5538, pp. 2186
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5538.2186a

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The creators of "knockout" mice and the developer of in vitro fertilization have won this year's research awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in New York City, one of biomedicine's most prestigious prizes. Also honored is an epidemiologist who has battled smallpox and river blindness.