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Two scientists win 2020 Nobel Chemistry Prize for genome editing

Two scientists have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the tools to edit DNA.

The scientists were known as Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna.

Their discovery, known as Crispr-Cas9, is a way of making specific and precise changes to the DNA contained in living cells.

The winners will share the prize money of 10 million kronor (£861,200).

Swedish industrialist and chemist Alfred Nobel founded the prizes in his will, written in 1895 – a year before his death. _Agencies

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