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Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner
Founder/President
Director of Science
Molecular Sciences Institute, Inc.
Berkeley, California

2000 Albert Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science

For 50 years of brilliant creativity in biomedical science - exemplified by his legendary work on the genetic code; his daring introduction of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a system for tracing the birth and death of every cell in a living animal; his rational voice in the debate on recombinant DNA; and his trenchant wit.

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goPersonal perspective
In his remarks at the 2000 Lasker Awards ceremony, Joseph L. Goldstein, chairman of the 2000 Lasker Awards Jury, comments on the character of this year's winner of the Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science.

goInterview
Errol Friedberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas interviews Sydney Brenner. You will be able to read the transcript, or listen to the interview using the free RealPlayer browser plug-in.

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