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A cut above: the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their 2012 discovery that a bacterial immune system could be repurposed as a tool for molecular biologists to rewrite the DNA code in any organism, including humans.
Their remarkable efforts in developing precise genome editing technology is, of course, what we now know as CRISPR/Cas9. This work has revolutionized our industry by enabling hitherto impossible research and, looking forward, offers hope for development of cures for devastating diseases.
We are excited to celebrate this achievement and are happy to provide resources for your own journey with CRISPR-based tools.
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