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Monday, December 11, 2006

Shrewsbury man picks up Nobel Prize

SHREWSBURY

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Dr. Craig C. Mello, a Shrewsbury resident and researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, picked up his Nobel Prize yesterday in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mello and Dr. Andrew Z. Fire of Stanford University were recognized for their discovery of RNA interference, which can turn genes off and on, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reports.

-- Erica Tochin

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