3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 4 (SEE)- Americans Francis H Arnold and George P. Smith, along with British Gregory P. Winter, won on Wednesday the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Arnold won the award for her work in evolutionary science, while Smith and Winter for the phage display peptides and antibodies.

The Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded half of the prize to Arnold while the other half was distributed equally between Smith and Winter.

The Academy explained that Arnold conducted the first development of enzymes and proteins that stimulate chemical reactions, while Smith developed a method in which a virus can be used to infect bacteria developing new proteins, and Winter used this method to produce new drugs that treat a variety of diseases.

This year’s chemistry Nobel was worth $1 million.

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