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Svante Pääbo was born on 20th April, 1955 at Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Swedish evolutionary geneticist who
specialized in the study of DNA from ancient specimens and who was the first to contribute to the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome. Pääbo also discovered the hominin Denisova. For his groundbreaking research on hominin genomes and human evolution, Pääbo was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.