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2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Development of Tools to Edit DNA

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to genome editing. The pair partnered in 2011 and by 2012 had published a landmark paper detailing how they could reprogram a previously unknown molecule, tracrRNA, to cut DNA molecules at pre-determined sites allowing genetic code to be rewritten. Learn more about this historic win and its implications.

Two women share chemistry Nobel in historic win for ‘genetic scissors’

CITI Program’s Content on CRISPR and Technology Ethics

Ethics & Policy Issues in CRISPR Gene Editing
This webinar traces the international and U.S. policy and ethics responses to CRISPR technology use in humans, noting how those responses compare with past responses to related technologies.
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Technology, Ethics, and Regulations
This course explores a range of technologies that have received significant global attention, with a focus on the ethical issues and governance approaches affecting those technologies. Each module will succinctly help learners understand the basics of various technologies, including their benefits and uses, as well as current ethical issues and global governance responses.
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