A Story of Growth with Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi – Targeted Gene Mutations
Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on November 23, 2016
This episode of Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) featured an interview with Dr. Mario Capecchi, 2007 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology. Dr. Capecchi was one of a few scientists working towards achieving a targeted gene knockout in mammals and specifically mice. His work and technology he has been an integral part in developing has led to numerous and profound advancements in biology, medicine and genetics. Dr. Capecchi had a chance to share his inspirational story growing up in the streets of Italy during Nazi persecution, his travels to The U.S. as an immigrant and how he became introduced to science. Dr. Cappechi also had a chance to explain what a mutant mouse is, why they are useful and interesting to study and also what his laboratory at The University of Utah is currently studying and learning about.
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