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American Nobel laureate named to pontifical academy

April 14, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, established in 1936, is an advisory body whose members include non-Catholics.

Pope Francis has named Stanley B. Prusiner to the Academy; Prusiner was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering prions. The Pope also named to the Academy Zeresenay Alemseged, a University of Chicago professor who specializes in human origins.

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