The awarding of the Shaw Prize in life science and medicine to pioneering biologist Maria Jasin, whose basic research underpins gene editing technology, is an occasion for both celebration and reflection. Photo: Bryan Galvan
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Brave new steps of Shaw Prize winner

  • Work of US professor on the treatment and prevention of cancer shows how gene-editing can raise the quality of life for so many when ethical concerns are addressed

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The awarding of the Shaw Prize in life science and medicine to pioneering biologist Maria Jasin, whose basic research underpins gene editing technology, is an occasion for both celebration and reflection. Photo: Bryan Galvan
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