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.”