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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for genome editing method

Source : 112 Ukraine

The award was shared by two women
16:49, 7 October 2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna
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Two scientists have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the tools to edit DNA.

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are the first two women to share the prize, awarded for their work on the technology of genome editing.

Both women have been previously recognized for their discoveries and in 2015 were among those awarded the Canada Gairdner International prize for the development of the technology, which is widely regarded as having transformed the life sciences.

Earlier, on October 5, Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Ricefor, and Michael Houghton were jointly awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus

Also, this year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Gheza for their joint research on black holes.

One half of the prize went to Roger Penrose for showing "that the general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes" and the other half was shared jointly by Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

As we reported, president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, and President of the United States Donald Trump were awarded Ig Nobel Prize.

This "anti-prize" presented by Harvard University in the USA  rewards people for dubious and absurd scientific achievements and ideas.

Related: Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - media

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