Nobel Prize in Chemistry: DNA Repair Mechanisms

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was announced this morning!

It was awarding to the following researchers:

  • Tomas Lindahl, Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Paul Modrich, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
  • Aziz Sancar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

They studied the various ways that DNA is repaired. For more information, there are some great summaries both on the Nobel Prize website and in chemistry blogs such as this one.

Again, compound interest has put together a great image summarizing the prize:


-Dr. Grice and Dr. Maresh


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