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Nobel Prize In Medicine

The Nobel Committee has awarded three Americans the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak solved a major problem dealing with the copying and degradation of chromosomes. The committee said that ''The discoveries by Blackburn, Greider and Szostak have added a new dimension to our understanding of the cell, shed light on disease mechanisms, and stimulated the development of potential new therapies.”