The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989

J. Michael Bishop

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Prize share: 1/2

Harold E. Varmus

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989 was awarded jointly to J. Michael Bishop and Harold E. Varmus "for their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes."

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