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Nobel Prize for Chemistry Won by Geneticists

by on October 7, 2015
 

Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for their research into the way cells repair damaged DNA.

The Nobel committee said the trio’s work “has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions.”

Their findings have been used for the development of new cancer treatments, among other things.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said their work “has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions.” Their findings have been used for the development of new cancer treatments, among other things, the academy said.

Lindahl, 77, is an emeritus group leader at Francis Crick Institute and Emeritus director of Cancer Research UK at Clare Hall Laboratory in Britain.

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Modrich, born in 1946, is an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

Sancar, 69, is a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The 8 million Swedish kronor (about USD 960,000) award will be handed out along with the other Nobel Prizes on December 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel’s death in 1896.

This year’s medicine prize went to scientists from Japan, the US and China who discovered drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases. Japanese and Canadian scientists won the physics prize for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos have mass.

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The Nobel announcements continue with literature tomorrow, the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and the economics award on Monday.

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