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The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Using genetic scissors to edit the genome

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The third and final science Nobel Prize of 2020 was awarded today. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors, a tool that allows scientists to edit genomes.

To read about the science behind the prize in more detail, check out the Nobel Prize press release here, or the more detailed scientific background here.

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