UNC medical researcher wins Nobel Prize

A professor at UNC-Chapel Hill whose ground-breaking research has led to important studies of diseases such as cystic fibrosis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer has won the Nobel Prize in medicine. Oliver Smithies was named today as one of three honorees chosen for developing a technology for manipulating genes in mice to replicate human diseases. "It's marvelous to be recognized in this way and to join the other Nobel Prize winners in North Carolina," Smithies said in a phone interview. (Raleigh News & Observer)

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