Lindahl, Modrich, Sancar win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for DNA Studies

October 7, 2015 12:09 PM

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Tomas Lindahl, Paul L. Modrich and Aziz Sancar were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for having mapped and explained how the cell repairs its DNA and safeguards its genetic information.

Dr. Lindahl, of the Francis Crick Institute in London, was honored for his discoveries on base excision repair — the cellular mechanism that repairs damaged DNA during the cell cycle. Dr. Modrich, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md., and Duke University Medical Center, was rec...

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