Why has Alec Jeffreys never won a Nobel prize?

Sir Alex Jeffreys was the geneticist who first developed DNA fingerprinting and profiling. This has got to be one of the most profound advances in forensic and biological sciences of the last century. Surely the Nobel committee could have recognized him somewhere along the line.

the guy who invented the way to amplify DNA won and he holds some strange views.

But there are a lot of people nominated.

I worked with Kary Mullis and (even held his Nobel!). He’s a strange fellow.

since somebody is bound to bring it up, Mullis improved PCR , he did not have the original idea for it.