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Three Americans To Receive Gairdner Foundation International Awards

For the third time in its 38-year history, the Gairdner Foundation of Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, has selected a scientist who is already a Nobel laureate to receive one of its prestigious International Awards. Traditionally, this award has been considered a "Nobel predictor," with 43 out of 238 honorees having gone on to win the coveted prize. Prior to this year's announcement, Frederick Sanger and H. Gobind Khorana, who won their Nobels in 1958 and 1968, respectively, were the only scientist

Neeraja Sankaran

For the third time in its 38-year history, the Gairdner Foundation of Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, has selected a scientist who is already a Nobel laureate to receive one of its prestigious International Awards. Traditionally, this award has been considered a "Nobel predictor," with 43 out of 238 honorees having gone on to win the coveted prize. Prior to this year's announcement, Frederick Sanger and H. Gobind Khorana, who won their Nobels in 1958 and 1968, respectively, were the only scientists to receive their Gairdners later--in 1971 and 1980.

Joining their ranks this year is Arthur Kornberg, a professor, emeritus, of biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine, who won the 1959 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. Kornberg has been named as a Gairdner corecipient along with Bruce Alberts, the president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Roger Y. Tsien, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor...

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