Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna won this year’s Nobel for their contribution in the field of chemistry.
Two women aced and won the prestigious prize “for the development of a method for genome editing” as stated by the Nobel Prize website.
Charpentier and Doudna have become the sixth and seventh women to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry category.
When #NobelPrize laureates Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna investigated the immune system of a Streptococcus bacterium they discovered a molecular tool that can be used to make precise incisions in genetic material, making it possible to easily change the code of life. pic.twitter.com/LU0JEYqLNW— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 7, 2020
They discovered the gene technology’s sharpest tools, CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors" and the prize was given based on the efficiency and necessity of the scissors.
Scissors have the potential to alter the genes of animals, humans, and microorganisms with great precision in future experiments.