The Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to two scientists who helped in the development of Covid-19 vaccines.
Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman were chosen for discoveries that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against Covid-19.
Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Assembly, announced the award on Monday in Stockholm.
Ms Kariko is a professor at Sagan’s University in Hungary and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr Eisner performed his prize-winning research with Kariko at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Nobel Prizes carry a cash award of 11 million Swedish kronor (£820,000). The money comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896.
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