News of the WeekNOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE

HIV, HPV Researchers Honored, But One Scientist Is Left Out

Science  10 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5899, pp. 174-175
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5899.174

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The 2008 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for their discovery of the virus that causes AIDS--but not Robert Gallo, whom many consider to have co-discovered the virus with Montagnier. A third prize went to German virologist Harald zur Hausen for finding that human papillomaviruses can cause cervical cancer.