Three share Nobel medicine prize for discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability

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Two Americans and a Brit will share the first of the 2019 Nobel Prizes, for physiology or medicine.

William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza won the prize for their discoveries about how cells can sense and adapt to changing oxygen availability.

Kaelin and Semenza are from the States, while Ratcliffe is from the UK.

Swedish Radio spoke to Thomas Perlmann, Nobel Commitee Secretary, to find out what impact the Nobel Prize winners' research will have.