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Chemist Morten Meldal celebrated after Nobel win

STORY: Meldal smiled while his colleagues and students applauded.

Meldal won the prize alongside scientists Carolyn Bertozzi and Barry Sharpless for discovering reactions that let molecules snap together to create new compounds and that offer insight into cell biology.