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Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

AP  |  Stockholm 

Winners of this year's for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.

from the and of Britain made the comments Friday ahead of Monday's presentation of the prize.

"We've been modifying the biological world at the level of DNA for thousands of years," Arnold said at a conference, citing examples such as new dog breeds.

"Somehow there is this new fear of what we already have been doing and that fear has limited our ability to provide "

They were named winners along with American for advances that the award characterized as speeding up evolution of enzymes and proteins.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 16:45 IST