CRISPR Developers Win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for their discovery of a method of editing genetic code known as CRISPR/Cas9.

In just eight short years, this discovery has had a profound impact on science and on humanity. Using CRISPR, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has revolutionized the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.

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