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Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize

Innovative Genomics Institute founder and University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna today won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier for their co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that allows scientists to rewrite DNA, the code of life.

“This great honor recognizes the history of CRISPR and the collaborative story of harnessing it into a profoundly powerful engineering technology that gives new hope and possibility to our society.”

Jennifer Doudna, biochemist at UC Berkeley, Founder of the Innovative Genomics Institute, and 2020 Nobel Laureate for co-inventing of CRISPR technology

Doudna and Charpentier are the first women to jointly win the Nobel Prize in the sciences, with Doudna also becoming the first woman on the UC Berkeley faculty to receive the award.

Read the original article by UC Berkeley.