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).
Interview with the 2001 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Tim Hunt, Leland H. Hartwell and Sir Paul Nurse, by science writer Peter Sylwan, 12 December 2001.
The Laureates talk about paradigm shifts in biology; reductionism (6:42); hard questions in bioscience (15:01); the important bridge between scientists and society (18:26); managing good science (26:341); and ethical issues in bioscience (29:32).
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