The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1989

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year’s
Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly to
Sidney Altman and Thomas R. Cech
for their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA



Sidney Altman
Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

Thomas R. Cech
University of Colorado
at Boulder, USA

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