Three scientists share 2015 Chemistry Nobel Prize for DNA repair research
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Yesterday, Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on ., permanent secretary of the , announced this year's
, and showed how damaged is repaired and is safeguarded by the cells at the level.
Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl found that DNA molecules decay too quickly for life, or evolution, to be sustainable. This led to the discovery of , a cellular mechanism that repairs damaged DNA by removing erroneous sections and replacing them.
Turkish Aziz Sancar mapped , a DNA repair mechanism that targets larger-scale damage caused by and .
US professor of Paul Modrich showed how errors caused during are usually rectified. increases the precision of DNA replication when divide.
The prize is shared 1/3rd to each scientist.
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