"This is a great joy! We congratulate Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna on winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry! Their development of the Crispr-Cas9 genetic scissors has revolutionized the life sciences as a whole and brought enormous dynamism to biomedical research. This has opened up new possibilities for diagnostics and new therapeutic procedures. The fact that two female researchers are being honored at the same time is a long overdue recognition for all women in science. And the fact that the award also honors a Berlin colleague in the form of Emmanuelle Charpentier is of course a great pleasure for us as a Berlin research institute."
Thomas Sommer, interim Scientific Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz-Association
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (MDC)
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