Sweden’s Dr Svante Pääbo has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries in human evolution.
The scientist cracked the genetic code of exinct hominins, including Neanderthals - an extinct relative of humans.
Dr Pääbo’s pioneering research included discovery of a previously unknown hominin, Denisova.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet said on Monday, 3 October, that Dr Pääbo had achieved the “seemingly impossible.”
“His discoveries provide the basis for exploring what makes us uniquely human,” the Assembly said in a statement.
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