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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.…

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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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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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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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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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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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English Press release 2009-10-05 has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for the discovery of “how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase” This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to three…

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Presentation

Swedish Presentationstal av professor Claes Gustafsson, ledamot av , ledamot av Nobelkommittén för kemi, 10 december 2015. Eders Majestäter. Eders Kungliga Högheter. Ärade Pristagare. Mina Damer och Herrar. Den befruktade äggcellen innehåller all den information som krävs för att skapa en människa och denna information lagras i vårt genetiska material, vårt DNA. Upptäckten av DNA tillskrivs…

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