This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been announced after Medicine and Physics. The Nobel Prize Committee announced Wednesday that Emmanuel Carpentier and Jennifer A. Dudna will be awarded this year to develop the Nobel genome editing method of chemistry.
Jennifer A. Dudna was born in 1964 in Washington. He is a professor at the University of California, Berklee. At the same time, Emmanuel Carpentier was born in 1968 in Juvisi-Sar-Org, France. She is the director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin, Germany.
In this regard, according to a release by the Nobel Prize Committee, Carpentier and Jennifer have discovered the fastest technology in gene technology, the CRISPER / Cas9 genetic scissors. This technique has made a revolutionary impact on the life sciences.
Using this technique developed by both of them, researchers can make changes in the DNA of animals, plants and microbes with very high purity. This technology is providing yoga in the treatment of cancer and can also make the dream of curing genetic diseases come true.
The release states that researchers will have to modify genes to find the inner mechanism of life. This work used to be very time consuming, difficult and sometimes impossible. Using the CRISPER / Cas9 genetic czar it has been possible to change the code of life over the course of a few weeks.
The Nobel Prize, called the world’s highest award, is given every year in medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, economics and literature. This year, the award in medicine has been announced to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice, who discovered Hepatitis C virus.
The award was instituted in memory of Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel. The award winner is awarded with a citation amounting to approximately US $ 1.1 million. The Nobel committee will announce the winners of literature on Thursday, peace on Friday and economics on Saturday.
At the same time, this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Rogen Penrose, Reinhard Gängel and Andrea Gauge for discoveries related to black holes and super massive objects. Half of the prize money will be distributed to Penrose and half of the remaining half will be distributed between Gangel and Andrea.