Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Rarely has a Nobel prize received such media buzz as that of Elizabeth Blackburn, Jack Szostack and Carol Greider. If cracking the DNA code revealed the "secret of life" Blackburn's discovery of telomerse was heralded as the "fountain of youth"
Telomerse is the enyzme that makes telomere DNA- protective 'caps' that allow DNA strands to spit withot damage during cell division without as bodies grow
College-University of California
Year of Award-2009
Study-Physiology or Medicine