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Interview with the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Leland H. Hartwell, at the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2007. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Lee Hartwell talks about how a high school physics teacher stimulated his interest in science, the unusual path that led to him studying biology at the California Institute of Technology (11:13), what attracted him to studying cell growth and regulation (13:12), and his views on the desperate need to develop better diagnostic tools for improving treatment of cancer and other diseases (28:46). Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001