Aziz Sancar, left, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, and Paul Modrich, right, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Duke University won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair along with Tomas Lindahl. They were photographed Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in the Genome Sciences Building on the UNC campus.
Aziz Sancar, left, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, and Paul Modrich, right, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Duke University won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair along with Tomas Lindahl. They were photographed Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in the Genome Sciences Building on the UNC campus. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
Aziz Sancar, left, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, and Paul Modrich, right, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Duke University won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair along with Tomas Lindahl. They were photographed Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in the Genome Sciences Building on the UNC campus. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com

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December 25, 2015 12:00 PM

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