They announced the winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine yesterday.  YAY!  It is going to be divided three ways among the pioneers of genetically manipulated mice and gene targeting strategies.  Mario Capecchi has an amazing story, which goes to show how you can go from being an orphan living on the streets, to a career at MIT and Harvard and then spurning the ivy leagues to winning the Nobel Prize.  Just plain awesome.

I'm feeling like I should go check on my experiments.  Hurray for science!

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