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Turkish scientist wins Nobel award

Turkish scientist wins Nobel award

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly Thursday to Swedish Tomas Lindahl, and Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar, who work in the United States, for their studies on DNA repair mechanisms.

Royal Academy Swedish Science wrote in a statement “Their work has provided fundamental knowledge on the functioning of a living cell and is used, for example, the development of new cancer treatments” .

Aziz Sancar was born in Mardin in south-east Turkey in 1946.

He became the second Turkish history to be awarded the Nobel Prize after Orhan Pamuk, who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006.

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