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Nobel Prize for dead scientist

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The Nobel Prize for medicine will still be awarded to a Canadian doctor who died on Friday despite the rules stating that awards cannot be made posthumously.

Lars Heikenstein, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, explains why they stuck to their decision.


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