In perhaps the most consequential Nobel Prize in years, Jennifer Doudna (UC Berkeley) and Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Institute in Berlin) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering a novel antiviral defense mechanism used by bacteria, which they ultimately repurposed into the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. DNA editing with the CRISPR-Cas9 system has opened up new frontiers in biomedical research, biotechnology, and the treatment of genetic diseases. Basic research – research with no known clinical or commercial application – is sometimes the most important!
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for CRISPR Gene Editing Technology
By Ryan Holzer|2020-10-07T23:42:10+00:00October 7th, 2020|Biomedical News|Comments Off on Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for CRISPR Gene Editing Technology