The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004

Richard Axel

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Prize share: 1/2

Linda B. Buck

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004 was awarded jointly to Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck "for their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system"

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