The prize-winning skill that many Nobel laureates share

What has lace-making got to do with medicine? The combination offers a clue to the sort of boundary-breaking researchers who end up Nobel winners.

Many of these laureates discover problems by looking at topics in new ways. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Experts often recommend that people specialise in one field of work or research to maximise their chances of success. Yet our recently published research indicates that successful innovators take a broader path.

We looked at the careers of Nobel Prize winners, who are arguably among the most innovative people in the world.

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