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U.S. Researchers Recognized for Work on Telomeres

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Science  09 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5950, pp. 212-213
DOI: 10.1126/science.326_212

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This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine recognizes the discovery of a key mechanism that cells use to protect their genetic information. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider, and Jack Szostak will each receive one-third of the $1.4 million prize for their work describing telomeres and telomerase. This year is the first time in history that two women will share in the award.