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Nobel Prize: Circadian Rhythm Field Poised for Medical Advances

The field of circadian rhythms is being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year for the discovery of a fruit fly gene controlling the biological clock. But a series of more recent advancements - notably the first circadian gene in mammals discovered by UT Southwestern's Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi - have elevated the research beyond flies and positioned scientists to unlock many of the mysteries of human health and behavior.
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