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Frances H. Arnold
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018
Born: 25 July 1956, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for the directed evolution of enzymes."
Prize share: 1/2
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