2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded
Written By: Jason Shafrin
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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