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Nobel prizes: The sweet smell of success

Olfactory genes, subatomic particles, and the molecular kiss of death

Physiology or Medicine

In recognition of more than a decade of pioneering exploration of the sense of smell, two Americans received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Oct. 4. The researchers, Richard Axel of Columbia University and Linda Buck of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, will share the nearly $1.4 million prize.

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