Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
David Allis and Michael Grunstein for discoveries elucidating how gene expression is influenced by chemical modification of histones—the proteins that package DNA within chromosomesRead about the Award
Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
John Glen for the discovery and development of propofol, the most widely used agent for induction of anesthesia in patients throughout the worldRead about the Award
Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science
Joan Argetsinger Steitz for four decades of leadership in science—exemplified by pioneering discoveries in RNA biology, generous mentorship of young scientists, and vigorous support of women in scienceRead about the Award
What Makes a Piece of Art or Science a Masterpiece?
Critics of art and philosophers of science have long wrestled with the question of what elevates a piece of art or a set of experiments to masterpiece status.Read the essay by Joseph Goldstein