CRISPR Gene Editor Inventors get Nobel Prize

Adiel Gorel

I have discussed CRISPR, the gene editor developed in Berkeley by Jennifer Doudna, in conjunction with Emmanuelle Charpentier of France.  I posited that the mere presence of a gene editor like CRISPR can potentially lengthen our life span. It is rewarding to see that Doudna and Charpentier just received the Nobel Prize for this tremendous leap forward in potential health evolution. Of course, it’ll be a long way before safety is established and it’s available commercially, but it is a potentially impressive step forward.





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