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Three deCode Scientists Most Often Quoted in 2010

By Iceland Review

Genealogy was the most popular scientific genre in 2010 and three scientists at Icelandic genealogy research company deCode Genetics made the list of the most often quoted scientists in 2010, according to an annual summary of Thomson Reuters.


Kári Stefánsson, one of the deCode scientists most often quoted. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

To make the list a research article has to be referenced in scientific journals more often than comparable articles published at the same time, Morgunbladid reports.

Of the 13 scientists that are at the top of Thomson Reuter’s list, seven are genealogists. The three deCode scientists are Kári Stefánsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdóttir and Augustine Kong, who have studied genealogical reasons for schizophrenia, obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

The scientist who topped the list is Dr. Eric S. Lander, a biology professor at MIT, who has devoted his career to furthering human genetics.

Click here to read about some of deCode’s findings.

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