The 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Roger Kornberg of Stanford University in California.
In making the announcement the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Kornberg is being honored for his studies involving the way genetic information is copied from the DNA.
Our reporter Bill Schiller is at the Royal Academy of Sciences to find out more about the meaning of this year’s prize:
The Swedish Radio Science Department called Roger Kornberg shortly after the prize announcement:
Interviewer: Björn Gunér