US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: AP US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: AP
US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: AP

Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to US-French duo for gene-editing research that could pave the way to curing inherited diseases

  • Frenchwoman Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer Doudna won the award for their research on the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9
  • Among the backers of the scientists’ research was Hong Kong’s Li Ka Shing Foundation, which supported them in 2010 and 2011

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US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: AP US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: AP
US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: AP
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