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Human genome pioneers are awarded Nobel prize

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7368.791 (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:791
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Two Britons and an American have been awarded the $1m (£0.6m; €:1m) Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for 2002 for their pioneering research that began in 1974 and has underpinned subsequent work on the human genome.

    They are Sydney Brenner, a British national born in South Africa and now at the Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, California; John Sulston, former director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, Cambridge, England; and Robert …

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