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Swedish scientist Svante Paabo wins Nobel Prize 40 years after father won same award

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Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Photo: Reuters/Lisi Niesner

Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Photo: Reuters/Lisi Niesner

Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Photo: Reuters/Lisi Niesner

A Swedish scientist who discovered that Neanderthals and humans interbred has won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology, 40 years after his father won the same award.

Svante Paabo is one of the founders of the field of paleogenetics and devised numerous technical and analytical methods to garner more information from fossilised remains and was the first person to recreate the full Neanderthal genome.

Telegraph Media Group Limited [2022]


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