Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna
October 8, 2020 – Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of the CRISPR-Cas9 method of gene editing! Thank you to French-born Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. for developing this gene editing tool, which has transformed the field of genetic engineering by allowing researchers to alter DNA with 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” the Nobel Committee said in a statement.
Further information can be found in the following article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/07/scientists-win-nobel-chemistry-prize-for-genetic-scissors