The 2020 Noble Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”. Their research is of immense importance for sustainable development. To quote the Noble Committee: “This tool has contributed to many important discoveries in basic research, and plant researchers have been able to develop crops that withstand mould, pests and drought.”
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