DNA research deployed in war on cancer scoops Nobel prize

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on mapping how cells repair damaged DNA, giving insight into cancer treatments.Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, US-based Paul Modrich and Turkish-born Aziz Sancar were announced the winners by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. "Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments," the academy said
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