Tuesday, October 6, 2009

And the winner is...

The nobel prize in medicine was awarded yesterday. A trio of researchers, whose focus was on the ends of chromosomes called telomeres, won the award. Telomeres are streches of DNA that in simple terms are thought to act as caps to chromosomes.

A little something I thought was interesting was,"This year's prize is the first Nobel to be shared by two women. Blackburn and Greider are just the ninth and 10th women, respectively, to be awarded the prize in physiology or medicine in the award's 108-year history."

Science is beautiful and is a never-ending quest for more knowledge.

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