Scientist who grew up on Big Island shares Nobel Prize for chemistry

By Associated Press and Star-Advertiser Staff October 7, 2020


Jennifer Doudna, a University of California, Berkeley, co-inventor of the CRISPR gene-editing tool, speaks at the National Academy of Sciences international summit on the safety and ethics of human gene editing, in Washington. The 2020 Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded today to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

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