Prize announcement

Announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Professor Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 7 October 2020.

“This has revolutionised the molecular life sciences.”

Immediately after the announcement, Professor Claes Gustafsson, Chairman of the Nobel Committee, was interviewed by freelance journalist Joanna Rose regarding the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded for the discovery of one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.

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