Veterinarian John Glen won a $250,000 Lasker Award for the development of propofol, one of the most widely used anesthesia drugs. Joan Argetsinger Steitz received the Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science award for her efforts to advance the careers of young people, and especially women, in science; and C. David Allis and Michael Grunstein shared the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their discoveries on the role histones play in gene activation.
Pioneers in biomedical science receive Lasker Awards
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