Scientist sues Nobel assembly for awarding medicine prize to wrong peopleBMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8414 (Published 11 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8414
- Clare Dyer
The body that awards the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine is being sued for defamation by a researcher who alleges that the two scientists jointly awarded this year’s prize have been wrongly credited with work he did a decade before.
Rongxiang Xu, a Chinese scientist working in California, filed the lawsuit at the Superior Court of California, Orange County.
This year’s prize has gone to John Gurdon, of the Gurdon Institute …