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Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

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 chromosomes

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Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research 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 world

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Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

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 science

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What Makes a Piece of Art or Science a Masterpiece?

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