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Female Scientists Make History For Winning The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna

Nobel Prizes for Physics, Chemistry and Medicine are the proof of scientific achievement. It honours life-changing discoveries and great minds . It is not easy to predict the winners of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna

On October 7, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm awarded the two scientists “for the development of a method for genome editing.”.

Announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The scientists discovered a CRISPR gene editing tool for ‘rewriting the code of life’.

The first two women to jointly win the chemistry prize

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

Positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science

Emmanuelle Charpentier, a French microbiologist and Jennifer Doudna, an American biochemist, are the sixth and seventh women to win the chemistry prize.

They are also the first women to jointly win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Scientist Charpentier said she wants her win to be a “positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science”. She added that she wished it shows “them that women in science can also have an impact through the research that they are performing.”

What is the CRISPR?

CRISPR gene editing tool
CRISPR gene editing tool

The CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors was discovered by the two women. This is one of gene technology’s sharpest tools. Researchers now can change the DNA of animals, plants and micro-organisms with the highest precision.

The CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing tools have revolutionised the molecular life sciences. New opportunities are now possible for the breeding of plants as a result of their discovery. It is also contributing to innovative cancer therapies. Thanks to their discover curing inherited diseases may become a reality announced the Nobel Prize committee.

Ines Besbes

Written by Ines Besbes

Experienced in digital marketing, and business strategy. Ines previously worked for Google and other tech companies as well as the French Embassy. She speaks 5 languages and is pursuing a Mac of Commerce in Marketing and Strategy at Sydney University with a distinction average.

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