Emmanuelle Charpentier honoured with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin for her revolutionary work on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She shares the award with Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. https://www.nobelprize.org
News from Oct 07, 2020
Charpentier and Doudna discovered the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. With these scissors it is possible to modify the DNA of organisms with extremely high precision. The technology has been proposed for the treatment of various human diseases, especially those of genetic origin.