Genetik

Wissenschaft: Der „Hamburger Nobelpreis“ geht an . . .

Lesedauer: 6 Minuten
Marc Hasse
Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo, Körber-Preisträger für die Europäische Wissenschaft 2018

Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo, Körber-Preisträger für die Europäische Wissenschaft 2018

Foto: Körber-Stiftung/Friedrun Reinhold

. . . den Forscher Svante Pääbo. Er entschlüsselte das Erbgut des Neandertalers – und entdeckte dabei eine unbekannte Liebe.

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Revolutionäre Einblicke

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Kompliziertes Puzzle

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Analysemethoden weiter verfeinern

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