Katalin Karikó was awarded the „American Nobel Prize”
The Hungarian scientist and fellow researcher – Drew Weissman – was awarded the prestigious Lasker Award.
Photo by Csilla Cseke / MTI / PAP/EPA
The Lasker Prize was founded in 1942 by Albert Lasker and his wife Mary Woodard Lasker. Since its inception, 95 Lasker Award laureates have also received the Nobel Prize.