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Congratulations to Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., and Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D. for winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of CRISPR- gene editing mechanism, also known as CRISPR/Cas9.

In a seminal 2012 paper, these Nobel laureates showed that the key components of the ancient immune system of bacteria and…

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