Monday, October 08, 2007

Nobel Prize Goes to the Transgenic Mouse-Makers

Capecchi, Evans and Smithies get the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

"This year's Nobel Laureates have made a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals. Their discoveries led to the creation of an immensely powerful technology referred to as gene targeting in mice. It is now being applied to virtually all areas of biomedicine – from basic research to the development of new therapies."

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

A prize for McCulloch and Till (with Siminovitch?) (discovery of stem cells) is way overdue.


4 comments:

Anonymous Coward said...

Good for him, he had been shorlisted last year... Although i walways find it weird when a technique wins a nobel...

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Why BOO? If not for gene targeting, I wouldn't be scooped. If I was never scooped, I couldn't become disillusioned. If I hadn't been disillusioned, there wouldn't be a Fresh Brainz.

I say YAY!

kamel said...

Is Bayman, stem cell denier extrordinaire, pushing for a stem cell Nobel?

Anonymous said...

good transgenic mice cartoons are here: http://vadlo.com/cartoons.php?id=121