Emmanuelle Charpentier (left) and Jennifer Doudna win the 2020 Nobel Chemistry Prize.

Stockholm:

Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the US on Wednesday gained the Nobel Chemistry Prize for growing the gene-editing method often called the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors”.

“Utilizing these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, crops and microorganisms with extraordinarily excessive precision. This expertise has had a revolutionary influence on the life sciences, is contributing to new most cancers therapies and will make the dream of curing inherited illnesses come true,” the Nobel jury stated.

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