Professor Adrian Bird awarded prize for research into Rett Syndrome

The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine has been awarded to Adrian Bird, Buchanan Professor of Genetics, University of Edinburgh, UK for discovery of the genes and the encoded proteins that recognize one chemical modification of the DNA of chromosomes that influences gene control as the basis of the developmental disorder Rett syndrome. The Prize has been shared equally with  Huda Y Zoghbi  Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Director of Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital USA.