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Medical News & Perspectives
May 9, 2012

Genetics Researchers Net Albany Prize

JAMA. 2012;307(18):1902-1903. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4658

Two scientists at Rockefeller University who have helped elucidate the pathways involved in the regulation and expression of genes have been awarded the 2012 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

James E. Darnell Jr, MD, head of the university's laboratory of molecular cell biology, and Robert G. Roeder, PhD, head of the laboratory of biochemistry and molecular biology, will share the $500 000 award for their contributions to science. The presentation will be made at a ceremony on May 11. The annual award, the largest in medicine and science in the United States, was established in 2000 by New York philanthropist Morris “Marty” Silverman.

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