Three Share Nobel Prize In Chemistry For DNA-Repair Discoveries

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar's win the award.
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Inside Science Contributor

(Inside Science) – The 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Swedish, American and Turkish-American chemists for their research into DNA repair.

The prize will be split jointly between Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in Hertfordshire, UK, Paul Modrich of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair."

Their insights have led to important medical advances including treatments for cancer as well as fundamentally important information on how living cells function.

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