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Scientific highlights 2020

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2020 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 13 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year

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Two Nobel Prize wins

Emmanuelle Charpentier honoured with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Reinhard Genzel wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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Emmanuelle Charpentier honoured with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Scientific and Managing Director of the newly established Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin for her groundbreaking work on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She shares the prize with Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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More precise Cas9 variant

Researchers develop more specific CRISPR-Cas9 gene scissors

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Emmanuelle Charpentier

MaxPlanckResearch 3/2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

The Director of the Max Planck Research Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin was awarded the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking work on the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. Emmanuelle Charpentier shares the prize with Jennifer Doudna.

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