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Mario R. Capecchi Ph.D. speaker

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007
Nobel prize also awarded to Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2001

Molecular Geneticist. Introduced specific gene modifications in mice by using embryonic stem cells. Gene Targeting, Homeobox Genes, Development, Behavior.

Mother incarcerated as political prisoner, Germany. "At age 4½, I set off on my own, living in streets, orphanages; joining gangs of homeless children; generally hungry. Vivid recollections, brutal beyond description."

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The first transgenic mice: an interview with Mario Capecchi. 5p

Gene Targeting, Homeobox Genes, Development and Behavior

Trichotillomania - Participate in Research Study. A Letter from Dr. Mario Capecchi

Speech by Dr. Mario R. Capecchi given at the 109th Commencement of Southern Utah University on May 3, 2008"

A way to correct genetic defects?

Mario R. Capecchi winner of Wolf Prize in Medicine 2003

W. Res 350 (110th): A resolution honoring the achievements of Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies

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Dr. Mario Capecchi speaking with Congress of Future Medical Leaders 48:37

Nobel Laureate Mario R. Capecchi PhD discusses modeling human cancers in the mouse at the Regenerative Medicine @ Stanford Special Seminar on 10 April 2008

Birth of gene targeting 13:53

Mario Capecchi. Oral history

Title: DNA. / Cassette 5, Pandora's box
With Dr. Jim Watson as guide, this program looks into the future of genetic manipulation, exploring some of the current and proposed ways scientists hope to improve humankind. Watson feels people should be able to enhance their own genes and those of their descendants. Also looks at the work of Dr. Mario Capecchi who manipulates mouse DNA for potential benefits to humans such as using genetics to enhance intelligence. Watson also addresses some of his critics, including a family with a son who has Down syndrome, and Dr. Kay Jamison, a world expert on manic depression and a manic depressive herself.



Mario Capecchi, University of California, San Francisco. 4:42

Mario R. Capecchi Please bear in mind that there may be more than one person with same name.

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Name: Mario Ramberg Capecchi Ph.D.
Birth: 6 October 1937, Verona, Italy
Institution: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Award: "for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells"
Subject: Genetics
Portion of cash: 1/2
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2001
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Mentor: James Watson
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