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Lee Hartwell Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 – Leland Hartwell, a co-founder of Rosetta Inpharmatics and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2001, the Karolinksa Institute announced on Monday.

Hartwell, along with Paul Nurse and Timothy Hunt, both of London’s Imperial Cancer Research Fund, received the award for their discoveries of "key regulators of the cell cycle."

Hartwell founded Rosetta Inpharmatics with Stephen Friend and Leroy Hood in 1996. The company, acquired in May by Merck & Co. last month established a new business unit , Rosetta Biosoftware, to develop and sell new bioinformatics software for life science research.

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