Combating Cancer with Edmond Fischer

An early-career scientist met with a Nobel laureate who is a pioneer in the field of biochemistry

Nature Video

Nobel Laureate Eddie Fischer was born in Shanghai in 1920. Since then, China has emerged as an economic superpower. Now it’s becoming a scientific heavyweight too. Tong Qing belongs to the newest generation of Chinese scientists. She decided to study cancer after a family friend became ill with breast cancer. In this film, she tells Fischer about life and research in China today.

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» Check out the latest issue of Nature Outlook, which examines the areas of biomedical science that challenge and inspire these pre-eminent investigators.


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