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UNC professor to win Nobel Prize in medicine

CHAPEL HILL -- A UNC Chapel Hill professor is one of three people to win the Nobel Prize in medicine. Oliver Smithies, 82, was recognized for developing a technology for manipulating genes in mice to help study diseases like diabetes and cancer. He'll head to Stockholm, Sweden in December for a formal ceremony where he will claim his medal and $1.5 million in prize money that he will split with two co-workers.

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