Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Jessica Eise, Postdoctoral Researcher, Purdue University • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Nobel prize: who gets left out?

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for Crispr but they weren't the only key figures in its development.

Rebecca Owens, PhD Candidate in Intellectual Property Law, University of Liverpool • conversation
Oct. 8, 2020 ~4 min

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Nobel prize: two women share chemistry prize for the first time for work on 'genetic scissors'

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna share the Nobel prize for chemistry for their CRISPR/Cas9 tool to rewrite the blueprint of life.

Kalpana Surendranath, Senior Lecturer in Molecular biology and Microbiology, Leader of Genome Engineering Lab, University of Westminster • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Nobel Prize for chemistry honors exquisitely precise gene-editing technique, CRISPR – a gene engineer explains how it works

The tools to rewrite the genetic code to improve crops and livestock, or to treat genetic diseases, has revolutionized biology. A CRISPR engineer explains why this technology won the Nobel, and its potential.

Piyush K. Jain, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, UF Health Cancer Center, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Nobel Prize for CRISPR honors two great scientists – and leaves out many others

Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.

Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Nobel Prize: two women scientists share chemistry prize for the first time for work on 'genetic scissors'

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna share the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their CRISPR/Cas9 tool to rewrite the blueprint of life.

Kalpana Surendranath, Senior Lecturer in Molecular biology and Microbiology, Leader of Genome Engineering Lab, University of Westminster • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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