Chemistry Nobel goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna for gene editing

Chemistry Nobel goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna for gene editing

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

“Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize.

“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.”