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December 1, 2012

Lab given geneticist's Nobel prize, diploma

New England in Brief

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The granddaughters of pioneering geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan have donated his Nobel Prize and artistically decorated Nobel diploma to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

Morgan was a student at the lab starting in 1889 and later returned nearly every summer to conduct research.

Morgan was a pioneer in using fruit flies for genetic research, proving hereditary material was located on chromosomes.

He received the first-ever Nobel Prize in the field of genetics in 1933. His granddaughters said there was no better place than the laboratory to leave the gold medal prize and diploma.

The diploma was created by artist Jerk Werkmaster. It depicts buildings with gold roofs and a woman with a laurel wreath floating under the sun. In 1965, certain Nobel diplomas were simplified to omit art.

Mass. woman killed in Nashua crash

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a 55-year-old woman was killed and a 47-year-old man was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident in Nashua.

Officials say the car driven by the man veered off Searles Road about 11:25 p.m. Saturday and crashed into a tree.

The woman passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he’s listed in critical condition.

Officials say the man and woman were from Massachusetts, but their names have not been released.

Mass. 2013 hunting licenses go on sale

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife says hunting, sporting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2013 are now for sale.

The licenses became available Saturday for purchase online at www.mass.gov/massfishhunt and at various vendor locations and MassWildlife offices.

State officials are reminding online shoppers to check the proper box for a 2013 license, since 2012 licenses are also still available.

Anyone 15 years old or older needs a license to fish in fresh water or hunt.

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