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2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Oct• 08•07

The work of three researchers who developed the procedure of gene targeting have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine.  The winners are:

  • Mario R. Capecchi (USA, born Italy). Has used gene targeting to uncover the role of genes involved in organ development, and the overall plan of the body.
  • Martin J. Evans (UK). Used gene targeting in his work to treat cystic fibrosis.
  • Oliver Smithies (USA, born UK).  Developed mouse models for common human diseases such as high blood pressure and thickened arteries.

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