Emmanuelle Charpentier & Jennifer A. Doudna wins Nobel Prize 2020 for Chemistry

Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm has announced 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing. Both 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.

Both Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna will get the prestigious Nobel prize with  a gold medal and prize money of 10 million Swedish kronor is equal to 8,20,30,360 Indian rupees.

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