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Nobel Chemistry Winners Examined How Cells Recycle

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be split by two scientists from the Israel Institute of Technology and an American from the University of California, Irvine. They discovered how living cells carefully select the materials inside them that need to be broken down and recycled. NPR's Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Richard Harris.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.
Renee Montagne, one of the best-known names in public radio, is a special correspondent and host for NPR News.