IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have received the prestigious Japan Prize to recognize their groundbreaking contributions to the field of CRISPR genome engineering.
In 2012, the collaborators discovered that the bacterial Cas9 protein can be easily programmed to cut DNA at any location, enabling researchers across the globe to use this tool as a revolutionary method for genome editing. The award comes with a monetary prize, certificate, and gold medal, to be presented at an upcoming award ceremony in Tokyo.
Doudna awarded Japan Prize for invention of CRISPR gene editing
Berkeley News | Robert Sanders | February 2, 2017