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Michael W. Young
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017
Born: 28 March 1949, Miami, FL, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."
Prize share: 1/3
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