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Nobel Prize: Two Women Win In Chemistry Jointly For The First Time In History


History has been made as two women, Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and Professor Jennifer Doudna jointly won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work developing a method for genome editing.

Both scientists will take an equal share of 10 million Swedish kronor (£866,000) for their victory. Describing their work, the Nobel committee said;

“Using these [scissors], 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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