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Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science

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ElizabethBlackburn

Elizabeth H. Blackburn


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009

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

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