November 27, 2022

Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Paabo was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medication on Monday “for his discoveries in regards to the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution,” kicking off per week of winner bulletins held beneath the shadow of the bloody warfare in Ukraine.

Paabo, founding father of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, and who additionally serves as an adjunct professor on the Okinawa Institute of Science and Expertise, achieved “one thing seemingly not possible” via his pioneering analysis, the Nobel committee stated: sequencing the genome of the Neanderthal, an extinct relative of present-day people.

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