News of the WeekNOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE

Method to Silence Genes Earns Loud Praise

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Science  06 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5796, pp. 34
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5796.34

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Craig Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Andrew Fire of Stanford University have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for 2006 for their groundbreaking discovery that strands of RNA can selectively silence genes. (Read more.)