Andrew Fire, Craig Mello, Stephen Rees | GenomeWeb
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Andrew Fire and Craig Mello for their discovery of RNA interference, the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet said this week.
 
In 1998 Fire, a professor of pathology and genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Mello, a professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discovered and published the mechanism that can degrade mRNA from a specific gene.

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