The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2006 jointly to Andrew Fire and Craig Mello for their discovery of RNA interference – gene silencing by double-stranded RNA.

RNA interference is a fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information in cells.

  prize winners
Andrew Fire
Born 1959
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
Craig Mello
Born 1960
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA.

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