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Lasker Awards Given for Work in Physiology, Virology and Science Education

“At the time, researchers thought the work might be as simple as inserting that newly sequenced RNA into cultured cells and watching it replicate. But in experiment after experiment, this approach failed. ‘If you don’t have a virus that replicates in culture, it becomes very difficult to study,’ Dr. Rice said. He and his colleagues, then at Washington University in St. Louis, wondered if the original genome sequence lacked some pieces. Dr. Rice and a team of Japanese scientists independently discovered that it did.”

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