It is ironic that the father of the current recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry won the prize in medicine. Looking at the research of 2006 winner Roger D. Kornberg, his prize should have been awarded in medicine. For his father, Arthur Kornberg, the prize in 1959 should have been in chemistry. The good news is that they both deserved this prestigious award.
Nelson Marans Silver Spring, Md.
From the Nature Index
Subscribers, enter your e-mail address for full access to the Science News archives and digital editions.