A Lasker for telomerase: Blackburn, Greider, Szostak

I can’t say I’m surprised, but I am certainly pleased to hear the news. Well-deserved on all parts.

From The Scientist this morning:

The 2006 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research is shared by Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco, Carol Greider at Johns Hopkins University, and Jack Szostak of Harvard Medical School for their research on telomerase, the enzyme responsible for maintaining the length of linear chromosomes.

I’d long sought to wager that this would happen, and sooner rather than later, but I could never find anyone to take the other side of the action.