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  Lying between your genes and you are molecular machines that allow the otherwise silent information wrapped-up in your DNA to speak. Working in turn to select, transmit, read and decipher the DNA code, they drive the production of all the components needed for life. Roger Kornberg’s research focuses on the earliest phases of this…

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Biographical

ChildhoodI was born in the small city of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, in 1948. My parents were family physicians. My grandfather and great grandfather on my mother’s side were geologists. My great-grandfather on my father’s side, before coming to Australia as a minister of the Church of England, had lived for some time in Hawaii,…

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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by Professor Peter Reichard of the Translation from the Swedish text Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, How does a cancercell arise? What distinguishes it from a normal cell? Cancercells are social misfits, outside the control of the organism. The capacity for unlimited growth is inherited from generation to generation. The…

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2006 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2006 to Roger D. Kornberg “for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription”. Roger D. Kornberg Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA. Born in 1947. Roger Kornberg surrounded by…

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Every cell in our bodies contains our entire genome, the blueprint for life, wrapped up within its chromosomes. Each time one of our cells divides to form two new cells, its chromosomes need to be perfectly replicated so that each new cell receives an exact copy of the blueprint. As early as the 1930s, long…

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by Paul Berg 1980 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 26 August 2004 Introduction Advances in the life sciences, particularly in biomedicine, are increasingly being scrutinized and their acceptance questioned. Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human biology and their perceived impact on human values have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society. Thirty…

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Press release

14 October 1980 has decided to award the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry by one half to Professor Paul Berg, Stanford University, USA, for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA, and the other half jointly to Professor Walter Gilbert, Harvard University, USA, and Professor Frederick Sanger, Cambridge…

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Swedish 2 oktober 2006 har idag beslutat att Nobelpriset i Fysiologi eller Medicin år 2006 gemensamt tilldelas Andrew Z. Fire och Craig C. Mello för deras upptäckt av “RNA-interferens – utsläckning av geners uttryck med dubbelsträngat RNA” Sammanfattning Årets Nobelpristagare i fysiologi eller medicin har upptäckt en mekanism av central betydelse för informationsflödet i cellen.…

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Presentation

Swedish Presentationstal av Professor Rune Toftgård, ledamot av , 10 December 2009 Professor Rune Toftgård presenterar Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin 2009 i Stockholms Konserthus. Eders Majestäter, Eders Kungliga Högheter, mina Damer och Herrar, Varje människa med alla olika celltyper och vävnader utvecklas från en första befruktad äggcell genom upprepade celldelningar. Den kompletta…

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Award ceremony speech

English Presentation Speech by Professor Rune Toftgård, Member of the , 10 December 2009 Professor Rune Toftgård delivering the Presentation Speech for the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, Every human being, with all the different cell types and…

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