VIDEO: UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Doudna, the first woman at Cal to win the Nobel, shares the prize with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for developing the genome editing breakthrough CRISPR-Cas9.

CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to rewrite DNA — the code of life — in any organism, including human cells, with unprecedented efficiency and precision. The groundbreaking power and versatility of CRISPR-Cas9 has opened up new and wide-ranging possibilities across biology, agriculture and medicine, including the treatment of thousands of intractable diseases. 

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