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Two Americans Share Nobel for Smell Research

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with NPR's Richard Harris about the recipients for the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine, U.S. scientists Richard Axel and Linda Buck. The pair will be honored for their work on genes that control the human sense of smell.

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For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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.
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