Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Swedish scientist svante Pepe has won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries on human evolution that provide key insights into our immune system and what makes us unique compared with our extinct cousins The Nobel assemblies nils go and Larson says peba has spearheaded the development of new techniques that are allowing searches to compare the genome of modern humans and that of other hominins than the Anthos and denisovans This is a basic scientific discovery So we already know that it affects our defense against different types of infections for instance or how we can cope with high altitudes But like all great discoveries in basic science more and more insights will come over the next decades The medicine price kicks off a week of Nobel Prize announcements I'm Charles De Ledesma

Coming up next