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

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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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