Nobel Prize 2022: The Nobel Prize Committee announced, “Svante Pääbo has been awarded this prize for his discoveries related to the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.

Swedish geneticist Sovante Pabo was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology on Monday.

Svante Pabo was nominated for the prize, the Nobel Prize Committee said, “for discoveries related to the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution”.

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Considered the most prestigious prize in the scientific world, the Nobel Assembly at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute awards a monetary value of 10 million Swedish crowns ($900,357).

The Nobel Prize Committee said, “Through his pioneering research, Svante Pääbo accomplished something normally impossible: studied the genome sequence of Neanderthals, a deceased relative of modern humans. He also contributed to the sensational discovery of the previously unknown hominin Denisova.”

“Svante Pääbo’s research breaks new ground in an entirely new scientific field; paleogenomics. By identifying genetic differences that reveal all living humans as distinct from extinct hominins, his discoveries make us uniquely human.
It provides the basis for exploration,” the statement said.

The award was announced at a time when the Covid pandemic has put medical research at center stage. Also, the Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced on Tuesday, Chemistry on Wednesday and Literature on Thursday

The Nobel Prize for Peace will be announced on Friday and the Economics Prize on October 10

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