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First U.S. heart transplant among the top 50 breakthroughs in science

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In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is compiling a list of the top 50 discoveries in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics over the last 50 years. Several Stanford researchers are mentioned, including the late Norman Shumway, MD, who performed the first successful heart transplant in the U.S (1967); Nobel Prize winner Paul Berg, PhD, who created the first recombinant DNA molecule (1972); and Andrew Fire, PhD, who co-authored a breakthrough paper on RNA interference (1998) and received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

The preliminary list can be found here, and the CASW is asking for input from readers.

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