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Jennifer Doudna made history in 2020 when she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She is a pioneer on CRISPR genome editing (along with french scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier). Doudna also had a spot on the list of Forbes – The Top 50 Women In Tech 2018 with Ladyada!

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From NobelPrize.org:

The life processes of organisms are controlled by genes made up of sections of DNA. In 2012, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier developed a method for high-precision genome editing. They used the immune system of a bacterium, which disables viruses by cutting their DNA up with a type of genetic scissors. By extracting and simplifying the genetic scissors’ molecular components, they made it generally applicable. The CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors can lead to new scientific discoveries, better crops and new weapons in the fight against cancer and genetic diseases.

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