World News – GB – Scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry for «  genetic scissors  »


Two scientists received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of CRISPR genetic scissors used to modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna will share the prize of 10 million Swedish crowns (£ 870,000) announced on Wednesday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm

Researchers won prize « for the development of a method of genome editing », according to the official citation of the Nobel committee

On Monday, two Americans and a British virologist won the medicine award for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, paving the way for sensitive tests and antiviral drugs to cure the blood-borne infection

Yesterday, an American astronomer, a German astrophysicist and a British mathematician, Sir Roger Penrose, shared the physics prize for their work on the formation of black holes and the discovery of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna, Chemistry, Genome Editing

News from the world – GB – Scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for « genetic scissors »


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