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Lasker Awards Given for Work in Genetics, Anesthesia and Promoting Women in Science

AdvertisementThe coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who helped advance the careers of other women.ImageDr. Kyung-Min Noh and Dr. C. David Allis in a lab.CreditCreditAlbert and Mary Lasker FoundationSept. 11, 2018The Lasker Awards, which are among the nation’s most prestigious prizes in medicine, were awarded on Tuesday to a Scottish veterinarian who developed the drug propofol, two scientists who discovered the hidden influence of genetic packing material called histones and a researcher who in addition to doing groundbreaking work in RNA biology, paved the way for a new generation of female scientists.The awards are…

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