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Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier, 51, and Jennifer Doudna, 56, have won the 2020 Nobel prize in chemistry for the development of Crispr-Cas9, 더킹카지노조작 a powerful gene-editing tool.  

The breakthrough occurred in 2012 and is hailed as an invaluable tool for researchers as it allows for precise changes to be made to an individual’s DNA.  

Only five women have previously won the Nobel prize in chemistry, despite the award first being handed out in 1901. 

Professors Doudna, from America, 슬롯사이트 and Charpentier, from France, are the first women to share the prize.

Speaking today at a virtual press conference, Professor Charpentier said: ‘My wish is that this will provide a positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science, and 샌즈카지노가입쿠폰 to show them that women in science can also have an impact through the research that they are performing.’ 

The two scientists will share the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million/£864,200) prize. 

Jennifer A. Doudna

Emmanuelle Charpentier

This year’s winners of the Nobel prize for chemistry are Emmanuelle Charpentier (right) and sm카지노가입 Jennifer Doudna (left)