Nobel winner Charpentier to young female scientists: “nothing is impossible” | AFP

Nobel Chemistry Prize winner Emmanuelle Charpentier says she hopes the award will make young female scientists realise that “nothing is impossible”, after she and Jennifer Doudna of the US won for the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors”, the first time a Nobel science prize has gone to a women-only team. SOUNDBITE

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US-French duo Charpentier, Doudna win Nobel Chemistry Prize for gene editing tool | AFP

The Nobel jury announces that Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the United States have won the Nobel Chemistry Prize “for the development of a method for genome editing.” SOUNDBITE

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