[A Nobel Prize for DNA repair]

Med Sci (Paris). 2016 Jan;32(1):117-9. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20163201019. Epub 2016 Feb 5.
[Article in French]


This year's Nobel Prize for chemistry recognizes the seminal contributions of three researchers who discovered the existence and the basic mechanisms of DNA repair: base excision repair, mismatch repair, and nucleotide excision repair. They have since been joined by many scientists elucidating diverse aspects of these complex mechanisms that now constitute a thriving research field with many applications, notably for understanding oncogenesis and devising more effective therapies.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • DNA Repair*
  • Genetics / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • New Mexico
  • Nobel Prize*
  • Sweden
  • Turkey

Personal name as subject

  • Thomas Lindahl
  • Paul Modrich
  • Aziz Sankar