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Learn more about our Laureates and their scientific journeys by reading our exclusive features released each month.

Leroy Hood: Leading the systems biology revolution

A pioneer of systems biology, Hood is dedicated to developing new technologies and approaches to tackle complex biological questions.

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Solomon Snyder: Defining how the brain responds to opioids

Snyder’s discovery of opiate receptors opened up a new area of study in neuroscience: neurotransmitter-synaptic interactions.

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James P. Allison: Crusading for cancer immunotherapy

Allison shares how his early-career fascination with T-cell behavior eventually led to monoclonal antibody therapy for melanoma, a fundamentally new strategy for treating cancer. 

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Stanley N. Cohen: Transforming molecular biology 

Cohen’s quest to understand how bacteria share genes laid a foundation for recombinant DNA technology and helped expand the biological promise of genetic engineering.

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Phillip Sharp: Translating insights about RNA splicing into therapeutics

Sharp's discoveries revealed how genetic information is processed at the RNA level.

 

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Alfred Sommer: Discovering a two-cent remedy that saves children’s lives

Using a data-driven approach, Alfred Sommer convinced the world of the importance of vitamin A for public health.

 

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Evelyn Witkin: Pursuing the mysteries of DNA damage

Renowned geneticist Evelyn Witkin discusses how enthusiasm, luck, and a little defiance helped shape her career.
 

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J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus: Partnering to uncover human cancer-causing genes

Bishop and Varmus share their personal and professional journeys that led to the discovery that oncogenes are present in normal cells.

 

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Eric Kandel: Learning about the human brain from sea slugs

Kandel discusses how studying an unusual model organism helped reveal mechanisms underlying learning and memory.

 

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