US, UK Scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

ONI Bureau:  Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith from the US and Sir Gregory P. Winter from the UK were on Wednesday awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018.

“The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter,” the award-giving body said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Arnold is receiving the prestigious award for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes.Whereas Smith developed a method to evolve new proteins and Winter used the method to evolve antibodies, which are disease-fighting proteins in the blood will cure metastatic cancer.

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