Awards and Prizes

Weinberg wins Wood Award

The winner of the 1999 Elizabeth Wood Science Writing Award is Robert A. Weinberg, the discoverer of the first human oncogene and winner of the 1997 National Medal of Science. Racing to the Beginning of the Road is the fascinating personal account of Dr. Weinberg’s research career. He details the uncertainty, setbacks, discoveries, and achievements in cancer research for the past 30 years. I recommend the book for young people considering a career in science because it conveys the challenge and excitement of experimental science. ACA members will enjoy his description of the personalities and controversies which have been an integral part of the stories.

Virginia Pett, from ACA Newsletter, Spring 1999