Mario Capecchi: The man who changed our world

Posted on October 16, 2007 

Mario Capecchi: The man who changed our world

He lived as a feral child after the Nazis sent his mother to a death camp. His ‘unworthy’ ideas were rejected by the scientific establishment. Yesterday, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for a medical revolution

The genetics research that won Mario Capecchi a share of this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine may well help to define the science of the 21st century. But the man himself was marked, in extraordinary ways, by the turbulent history of the century before.

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