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Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

/ 06:19 PM October 03, 2018

A screen displays portraits of Frances H. Arnold of the United States, George P. Smith of the United States and Gregory P. Winter of Great Britain during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemestry at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 3, 2018 in Stockholm. AFP

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for harnessing the principles of evolution to develop proteins used to make everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals, the jury said.

Arnold won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros) prize, while Smith and Winter shared the other half. /ee

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