Science alumnus forecasted to win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Stephen SchererDr. Stephen Scherer (BSc Biology ’87) has been named a top potential pick for the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine by Thomson Reuters’ annual Citation Laureates study. 

Scherer is best known for his work on large-scale copy variations, showing that these accidental errors during DNA replication are the cause behind more than 20 diseases, including autism.

Thomson Reuters has predicted 35 Nobel Prize recipients since they began the list in 2002. The 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine will be announced October 6th.

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