Thursday, September 29, 2022

National LASKER Award Goes to Genomics: NIPT

The LASKER Award is considered one of the most prestigious in medicine, and this year it goes to the development of NIPT testing.  The awardee is Y.M. Dennis Lo MD PhD.  See article by Lo in JAMA this week:

Separately, the LASKER-BLOOMBERG Public Service award goes to the creation of the "Covid 19 Dashboard."  The awardee is Lauren Gardner PhD.   Here:

There is also a basic science award, for the discovery of the integrins, given to Richard O. Hynes, PhD; Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, PhD; and Timothy A. Springer, PhD.  Here:

86 awardees of the Lasker award have also won the Nobel price, per Wikipedia.