2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Crispr and Genome Editing (Remote)

Ron Conlon
Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine, CWRU
Friday May 14
noon-1:30 p.m. ET

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing." Charpentier and Doudna discovered the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. Dr. Conlon will discuss the development and usage of CRISPR, as well as some of the ethical considerations of this tool.

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