News FocusNOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE

Tiny Worm Takes a Star Turn

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Science  18 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5593, pp. 526
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5593.526

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Three researchers who pioneered the use of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine: Sydney Brenner of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies; H. Robert Horvitz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and John Sulston of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.