CRISPR inventors recognized for bringing greatest benefit to humankind

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  • October 08,2020

CRISPR inventors recognized for bringing greatest benefit to humankind

On 7th October 2020, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology. Ever since the development of these so-called ‘genetic scissors’ in 2012, plant biotechnologists have embraced this cutting-edge technology to drive scientific innovation for a more sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture. The recognition of this genome editing tool by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences resonates with our belief that CRISPR has revolutionized life sciences in a way that greatly benefits mankind. No doubt, this historical news will trigger Europe to reconsider its stand on genome editing for the future of agriculture.