Nobel Prize in Chemistry honors DNA research that could lead to new cancer treatments

Professors Sara Snogerup Linse, Goran K. Hansson and Claes Gustafsson, members of the Nobel Assembly, reveal the 2015 winners at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. [Reuters]

Three scientists won the world’s top science prize today, for their “mechanistic studies of DNA repair.” Their work mapped how cells repair deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to prevent damaging errors from appearing in genetic information.

Tomas Lindahl, Paul L. Modrich and Aziz Sancar today received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “having mapped and explained how the cell repairs its DNA and safeguards its genetic information,” the New York Times reports.

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