Sydney Brenner, John Sulston, and Robert Horvitz, the three pioneers in studying the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans, have been named as winners of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Brenner, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in San Diego; Sulston, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Horvitz, of MIT, will be formally awarded the $1 million prize at a December ceremony in Stockholm.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

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