• ‘A terrific choice': George Church salutes fellow CRISPR pioneers' historic Nobel win

    13 days ago - By STAT

    George Church, who is in the thick of both the science and the business of editing genomes with the now Nobel-Prize-winning technology called CRISPR, warmly greeted Wednesday's award in chemistry to fellow pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna.
    The Harvard geneticist endorsed the Swedish Academy's choice of Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute in Germany and Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, for this year's prize. Their award made history as the only science Nobel ever won by two women. Church praised the pair's seminal work and dismissed concerns about...
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  • Jennifer Doudna, now a Nobel winner, on CRISPR and its role in medical research

    13 days ago - By STAT

    Jennifer Doudna, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday morning , along with collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, joined STAT at a San Francisco event last June when announcing a collaboration with the drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.
    The collaboration between University of California, Berkeley, where Doudna is a professor, UC San Francisco, and GSK is to involve up to $67 million over five years. In the video below, Doudna and others talk about the relationship between researchers and drug companies, and the role that CRISPR, a gene-editing enzyme, will play in...
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