Ullu’s discovery of RNAi ‘made a revolution in the ability to investigate the function of genes in parasites,’ stated Shulamit Michaeli from the Israel Technology Foundation in assisting her nomination. The importance of RNAi as a biological phenomenon was cemented in 2006, when the Nobel Prize in physiology or medication was awarded to Andrew Fire and Craig Mello for describing the procedure in roundworm nematodes. Related StoriesSingle gene variation may influence obesity in children, adultsPerisylvian polymicrogyria gene foundImproved gene therapy treatment shows promise in mice with cystic fibrosisAward namesake C.C.This year’s earning paper was from the University of Michigan and titled A Comparison of Tissue Engineered Scaffold-less Bone-Ligament-Bone Constructs and Patellar Tendon Autografts Used for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Replacement in Sheep. Study authors included: Jinjin Ma MS, Michael J. Smietana MS, Ilea T. Swinehart BS, Tatiana Y. Kostrominova PhD, Deneen M. Wellik PhD, Edward M. Wojtys MD, Lisa M. Larkin PhD, and Ellen M. Arruda PhD. O’Donoghue Sports Injury Analysis Award This award is given annually to the very best general paper that deals with clinical based analysis or human in-vivo analysis.