Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for evolutionary research

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STOCKHOLM (AP) – This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Paabo for his discoveries on human evolution.

Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee, announced the winner on Monday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Paabo has spearheaded research comparing the genomes of modern humans and our closest extinct relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, showing that there was interspecies interbreeding.

The medicine award ushered in a week of Nobel Prize announcements. It continues on Tuesday with the physics prize, on Wednesday with chemistry and on Thursday with literature. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economics prize on October 10.

Last year’s medicine recipients were David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries on how the human body senses temperature and touch.

The prizes are worth 10 million Swedish kronor (almost US$900,000) and will be presented on December 10th. The money comes from an estate of the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.

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Dais Johnston

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