They found one in all gene expertise’s sharpest instruments: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Utilizing these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, vegetation and micro-organisms with extraordinarily excessive precision.
Göran Okay. Hansson, secretary-general for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, stated this 12 months’s prize was about “rewriting the code of life.”
The CRISPR/Cas9 gene modifying instruments have revolutionized the molecular life sciences, introduced new alternatives for plant breeding, are contributing to revolutionary most cancers therapies and should make the dream of curing inherited ailments come true.
Charpentier, from France, and Doudna, from the US, are the primary girls to collectively win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the sixth and seventh girls to win the chemistry prize.
The Nobel Prize in Literature shall be introduced Thursday, the Nobel Peace Prize Friday and the Prize in Financial Sciences on Monday.
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