Nobel Prize 2020: two women scientists receive Nobel in Chemistry, prize for finding method of editing genome

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The Nobel Prize Committee announced Wednesday that Emmanuel Carpentier and Jennifer A. Dudna will be awarded this year for deloping the Nobel genome editing method of chemistry. Jennifer A. Dudna was born in 1964 in Washington.


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The Nobel Prize for the year 2020 in the field of Chemistry (Chemistry) was announced on Wednesday. This year’s award for developing a method of ‘genome editing’ has been awarded to French scientist Emmanuelle Sharpentiye and Jennifer Dowdna of the US. Both women scientists have developed the important tool ‘CRISPR-CAS 9’. It is named Genetic Caesars. So far, five women have received Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Marie Curie is the only woman to have received the Nobel Prize for both Physics and Chemistry.

So far, Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been given 111 times. Nobel jury said, ‘Using these, researchers can transform the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with very high precision. This technique has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences. It is not only contributing to new cancer treatments but can make the dream of treating inherited diseases come true. Nobel jury chairperson Claes Gustafsson calls it a great gift for mankind. However, he also advised to use it carefully.


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