Scientists from Sweden, U.S., Turkey win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

October 7, 2015 12:09 PM

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STOCKHOLM -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.

Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $960,000) award.

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