2020 Nobel Prize awarded for CRISPR/Cas9 invention

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna

Emmanuelle Charpentier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany, and Jennifer Doudna, professor of biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, US, are the joint winners of the Nobel prize in chemistry 2020 for the development of a precise method of editing genomes.

This is the first time two female scientists have won the prize that will be shared equally between the laureates.

The Genetics Society is delighted to congratulate these two fabulous ladies on their award.  What an accomplishment!