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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