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Jack W. Szostak

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Jack William Szostak (born November 9, 1952) is a Canadian American biologist of Polish British descent, Nobel Prize laureate, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and Alexander Rich Distinguished Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. [1]

55 relations: Abiogenesis, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Aptamer, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Biologist, Boston, Canada, Carol W. Greider, Cell biology, Cornell University, David Bartel, DNA, Doctor of Philosophy, Elizabeth Blackburn, Gene, Genetics, Genetics Society of America Medal, Gerald Joyce, Harvard Medical School, Heineken Prizes, History of RNA biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Human Genome Project, Jackson Laboratory, Jennifer Doudna, Kosciuszko Foundation, Lasker Award, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, List of RNA biologists, London, Massachusetts General Hospital, McGill University, Meiosis, Montreal, NAS Award in Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Oparin Medal, Ottawa, Poles in the United Kingdom, Ray Wu, Riverdale High School (Quebec), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ruth Sager, Starmus Festival, Synthetic biology, Telomere, ..., Terry Orr-Weaver, United Kingdom, United States, Wprost, Yeast artificial chromosome. Expand index (5 more) »

Abiogenesis

Abiogenesis, or informally the origin of life,Compare: Also occasionally called biopoiesis.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States of America.

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Aptamer

Aptamers (from the Latin aptus – fit, and Greek meros – part) are oligonucleotide or peptide molecules that bind to a specific target molecule.

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Bachelor of Science

A Bachelor of Science (Latin Baccalaureus Scientiae, B.S., BS, B.Sc., BSc, or B.Sc; or, less commonly, S.B., SB, or Sc.B., from the equivalent Latin Scientiae Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.

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Biochemistry

Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.

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Biologist

A biologist, is a scientist who has specialized knowledge in the field of biology, the scientific study of life.

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Boston

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Canada

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Carol W. Greider

Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider (born April 15, 1961) is an American molecular biologist.

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Cell biology

Cell biology (also called cytology, from the Greek κυτος, kytos, "vessel") is a branch of biology that studies the structure and function of the cell, the basic unit of life.

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Cornell University

Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York.

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David Bartel

David P. Bartel, Ph.D. is an American molecular biologist best known for his work on microRNAs.

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, (born 26 November 1948) is an Australian-American Nobel laureate who is currently the President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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Gene

In biology, a gene is a sequence of DNA or RNA that codes for a molecule that has a function.

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Genetics

Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.

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Genetics Society of America Medal

The Genetics Society of American Medal is a medal awarded by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for outstanding contributions to the field of genetics in the last 15 years.

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Gerald Joyce

Gerald Francis "Jerry" Joyce (born 1956) is a professor and researcher at Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the director of the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University.

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Heineken Prizes

The Heineken Prizes for Arts and Sciences consist of eleven awards biannually bestowed by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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History of RNA biology

Numerous key discoveries in biology have emerged from studies of RNA (ribonucleic acid), including seminal work in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular evolution and structural biology.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an American non-profit medical research organization based in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of nucleotide base pairs that make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human genome from both a physical and a functional standpoint.

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Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory (often abbreviated as JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution dedicated to contributing to a future of better health care based on the unique genetic makeup of each individual.

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Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Anne Doudna (born 19 February 1964) is an American biochemist, professor of chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Kosciuszko Foundation

Kosciuszko Foundation is a charitable foundation based in New York City.

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Lasker Award

The Lasker Awards have been awarded annually since 1945 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science or who have performed public service on behalf of medicine.

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Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are annual, scientific conferences held in Lindau, Bavaria, Germany since 1951.

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List of RNA biologists

For related information, see the articles on History of RNA Biology, History of Molecular Biology, and History of Genetics.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General or MGH) is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility located in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

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McGill University

McGill University is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Meiosis

Meiosis (from Greek μείωσις, meiosis, which means lessening) is a specialized type of cell division that reduces the chromosome number by half, creating four haploid cells, each genetically distinct from the parent cell that gave rise to them.

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Montreal

Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

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NAS Award in Molecular Biology

The NAS Award in Molecular Biology is awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences "for recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist who is a citizen of the United States." It has been awarded annually since its inception in 1962.

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National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization.

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New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences (originally the Lyceum of Natural History) was founded in January 1817.

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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Nobelprisen) is a set of six annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

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Oparin Medal

The Oparin/Urey Medal honours important contributions to the field of origins of life.

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Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.

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Poles in the United Kingdom

The Polish community in the United Kingdom since the mid-20th century largely stems from the Polish presence in the British Isles during the Second World War, when Poles made a substantial contribution to the Allied war effort.

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Ray Wu

Ray Jui Wu (14 August 1928 – 10 February 2008) was a Chinese-born American biologist and educator.

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Riverdale High School (Quebec)

Riverdale High School (RHS) is an English language secondary school located in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, abbreviated: KNAW) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of science and literature in the Netherlands.

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Ruth Sager

Ruth Sager (February 7, 1918 – March 29, 1997) was an American geneticist.

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Starmus Festival

The Starmus International Festival is an international gathering focused on celebrating astronomy, space exploration, music, art, and allied sciences such as biology and chemistry.

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Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering.

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Telomere

A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes.

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Terry Orr-Weaver

Terry L. Orr-Weaver is an American biologist in the MIT Department of Biology, where she runs the Orr-Weaver Lab.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Wprost

Wprost (meaning "Directly") is a Polish-language weekly newsmagazine published in Poznań, Poland.

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Yeast artificial chromosome

Yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) are genetically engineered chromosomes derived from the DNA of the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is then ligated into a bacterial plasmid.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_W._Szostak

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