Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to trio for "harnessing the power of evolution."

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Two researchers from the US and one in Britain have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "harnessing the power of evolution."

Frances H. Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half the prize for conducting the first directed evolution of enzymes, leading to more environmentally friendly manufacturing of chemicals, including drugs, and in the production of renewable fuels.

George P. Smith of the University of Missouri and Sir Gregory P. Winter of the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge, shared the other half of the prize for "the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”