The Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm, Sweden has awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
"The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar…”
The three award winners received the prize for their work in human DNA repair. Their work has provided knowledge on how living cells are used in developing new cancer treatments.
Nobel Prizes are awarded each year in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, and peace. The money comes from a bequest by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. The awards have existed since 1901 and have become a top award in each field.
The secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences made the announcement Wednesday.
I’m Jonathan Evans.
Jonathan Evans adapted this story for Learning English. Kathleen Struck was the editor.
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