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2008 Gruber Genetics Prize

Director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Embryology,
Allan C. Spradling's work on fly genomics has shed light on the earliest stages of reproduction. He teamed up to carry out the first successful gene therapy in a many-celled organism, and identified the first stem cell "niches" which may play a crucial role in fulfilling the therapeutic promise of these cells.

Dr. Spradling will receive the 2008 Gruber Genetics Prize on Sunday, July 13, at the International Congress of Genetics meeting in Berlin, Germany.