2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

12 October 2020

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their CRISPR/Cas9 discovery. According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, they ” 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.” More information can be found here: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2020/press-release/