A Nobel Prize for evolution

McCully AL, Behringer MG, Gliessman JR, Pilipenko EV, Mazny JL, Lynch M, Drummond DA, McKinlay JB, Evolution (2019).
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Abstract

Most descriptions surrounding the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Frances Arnold, Sir Gregory Winter, and George Smith — for directed evolution and phage display — have focused on the present‐day applied benefits derived from directing evolutionary processes toward humanity’s ends. Delightfully, that is not the whole story: we have also learned much about natural evolution through the attempts to direct it.