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10/10/07: Nobel Prize Winner Mario Capecchi

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Dr. Mario Capecchi is Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah's <a href=\"http://www.genetics.utah.edu/\" target=\"_blank\">Eccles Institute of Human Genetics</a>

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Mario Capecchi is persistent. He learned the trait early in life surviving as an orphan on the streets of war-torn Italy. He practiced it in the mid-80s when the National Institutes of Health told him his research was "not worthy of pursuit." But his persistence has paid off. This week, Capecchi and two others were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in genetics. Wednesday, Mario Capecchi joins us for a conversation about science, his research and the determination to succeed.

Listen to Richard Knox's coverage of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at npr.org
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