The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 awarded "for the development of genetic scissors”

8 Oct 2020

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was given jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing." Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.

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