Researchers need to be careful not to contaminate ancient samples with their own DNA.
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Thousands of ancient genomes have been sequenced to date. A Nobel Prize highlights tremendous opportunities for aDNA, as well as challenges related to rapid growth, equity and misinformation.
Svante Pääbo has won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for 2022.
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for 2022 has been awarded to Svante Pääbo, whose discoveries have been pivotal to the way we understand our evolutionary history.
The discovery of the cystic fibrosis gene led to treatments and long-term survival for patients.
Unlocking the genetic cause of cystic fibrosis, and identifying treatments, has moved the prognosis from near certain death in infancy, to a median survival in Canada of 52 years.
Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian are this year’s winners.
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These discoveries could help us treat a variety of conditions in the future – including chronic pain.
The hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989 – research that’s now earned a Nobel Prize.
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The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to the discoverers of the hepatitis C virus. There’s an effective cure but homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in infections.
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, 2018 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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Allison and Honjo discovered how inhibiting the brakes in our immune systems can be used to treat cancer.
Canadian Maude Abbott’s discoveries on pediatric heart defects have saved young lives for decades. It’s time she received proper scientific recognition.
Maude Abbott’s discoveries on pediatric heart defects were groundbreaking, saved countless lives and have stood the test of time for more than 80 years. It’s time she received her due credit.
Only one Canadian researcher has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, for the discovery of insulin in 1923. And yet Canadians have been essential to developments in stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer and brain trauma.
Only one Canadian has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, in 1923. But Canadian discoveries have been essential to stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer.
Biological clocks set the pace for nearly all living things, and Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young – awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – helped us understand how.
‘The key fourth awardee here is … the little fly,’ Hall said.
Americans Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young share the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work that explained how our cells keep track of time.
Michael Rosbash, Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael W. Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine discovered how our internal body clock works.
New Nobel laureate William C Campbell.
Scientists William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Tu Youyou have been rewarded for their unglamorous but vital work on parasites that has improved the lives of millions.
Nobel Prize in medicine 2013: Thomas Südhof, James Rothman and Randy Schekman.
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Thomas Südhof, James Rothman and Randy Schekman for their discoveries of how the transport mechanism in cells works. Cells are the basic units of life…