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