The Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Your Body’s Circadian Clock

The Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Your Body’s Circadian Clock

Today, the Nobel committee kicked off its 2017 season by awarding the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to three scientists for their discoveries of the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythms.

 
 
Photo by wired.com

The Americans—Jeffrey C.

Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W.

Young—used fruit flies to isolate a gene that dictates the biological clock ticking away inside all

 
 

 

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