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Dr. Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate, Endorses AgBioWorld Declaration
'AgBioWorld Nobel Count now 21'

July 21, 2003

Dr. Sydney Brenner, a widely acclaimed scientist and the winner of last year's Nobel Prize in Medicine joins 20 other Nobel laureates in endorsing the AgBioWorld Declaration in Support of Agricultural Biotechnology research at http://www.agbioworld.org.

Dr. Brenner, who was born in South Africa and now a professor at Salk Institute (CA), "made seminal discoveries concerning the genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death. By establishing and using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as an experimental model system, possibilities were opened to follow cell division and differentiation from the fertilized egg to the adult." (Source: www.nobel.se) .

Dr. Brenner has been outspoken in his call for continued genetic research to advance human welfare. Recently at the Melbourne International Congress of Genetics, he said "Genetic engineering has been turned into this Frankenstein technology and a lot of it is due to ignorance."

AgBioWorld thanks the estemeed scientist for lending his support for a worthy cause.

The full list of Nobel laureates who support the AgBioWorld petition is available at http://www.agbioworld.org/declaration/nobelwinners.html.

Learn more about Dr. Sydney Brenner's life and work at http://www.salk.edu/news/sb.php.

Listen to and read this great scientist's Nobel lecture at