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Who gets credit for CRISPR? Prestigious award singles out three, and leaves out a notable scientist

In giving their $1 million award to these scientists, the folks at #Kavli are letting it be known who they think deserves credit for CRISPR.
Jennifer Doudna (left) and Emmanuelle Charpentier at the 2014 Breakthrough Prize Awards ceremony. They were awarded the Kavli Prize in nanoscience along with Virginijus Šikšnys. Source: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize

One of the world’s richest science awards, given only in alternate years, will go to three discoverers of the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing tool, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced on Thursday. Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and Virginijus Šikšnys of Vilnius University will each receive a gold medal and share the $1 million

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