New Post at Change.org: 2 U.S. Women Win Nobel Prize

Dr. Carol Greider and Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Laureates for Medicine

Dr. Carol Greider and Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Laureates for Medicine

I’ve got a new post up at Change.org: Two American Women Win Nobel Prize for Medicine.

In the column, I report on Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine (along with their colleague Jack Jack W. Szostak) “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.” I even try to tell you what that means. (Big thanks to my cousin, Dr. Brenda Schroeder of Washington State University’s Department of Plant Pathology for the fact-checking.) Finally, I reveal the pathetically tiny amount of women who have woman Nobel Prizes.

Are you intrigued? You should be. Head on over to the Women’s Rights blog at Change.org and read my new post already!

Photo credit: Nobel Foundation

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