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Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science

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Carol W. Greider


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009

In their research on telomeres (the ends of chromosomes), molecular biologists Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn co-discovered the enzyme telomerase and how chromosomes are protected from progressive shortening by telomeres and telomerase.

Photo source: U. Montan

Next: Elizabeth H. Blackburn

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