Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Elizabeth Blackburn's Nobel Prize

Elizabeth Blackburn has just received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The news stories about her are reviving the debate over how Leon Kass arranged to have her expelled from the President's Council on Bioethics and then replaced by Kass's friend Diana Schaub.

My posts on this debate can be found here and here. The New York Times article on Blackburn's prize can be found here.


Lorenzo said...

I don't know whether to be charmed or amused that a Pom and a fellow Aussiie are described as Americans.

Anonymous said...

ALL six Nobel Prize winners this year are Americans who were born outside the U.S.

Here's an article about it-

Anonymous said...

Except Greider- she was born in San Francisco.