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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry to the California Institute of Technology's Frances Arnold for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes and to the University of Missouri's George Smith and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology's Gregory Winter for their work on phage display, which can direct the evolution of antibodies.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

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At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

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