Yale University's Arthur Horwich and Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry's Franz-Ulrich Hartl have won this year's Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. In The New York Times this week, Carl Zimmer profiles Horwich, whose work Zimmer describes as spanning the worlds of both basic science and medicine.

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