03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Nobel Prize For Chromosome Find

This year's Nobel prize for medicine goes to three US-based researchers who discovered how the body protects the chromosomes housing vital genetic code. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak jointly share the award. Their work revealed how the chromosomes can be copied and has helped further our understanding on human ageing, cancer and stem cells.

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