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Scientist sues Nobel assembly for awarding medicine prize to wrong people

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8414 (Published 11 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8414
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

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 …

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