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Carolyn Bertozzi wins Nobel in chemistry

Stanford chemist Carolyn Bertozzi was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her development of bioorthogonal reactions, which allow scientists to explore cells and track biological processes without disrupting the normal chemistry of the cell.

Targeted cell control

A new method for prompting cells to create specific proteins can more accurately focus on which cells make the proteins and when. Given the diverse purposes of proteins in the body, this could lead to advances in medical treatments and research, among other applications.