Elizabeth Blackburn receives Nobel Prize

Elizabeth Blackburn will receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
She shares the prize with Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.”
She’s USA-based but Australian-born and visits Australia quite often.
Details at the Nobel Prize site: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2009/press.html
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