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


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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