The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006

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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| The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006 | The central dogma | RNAi in the cell | RNA interference, RNAi | Gene silencing | Loss of target mRNA | RNAi based therapy – future opportunities | Credits |

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