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Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images Jessica Eise, Purdue University The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and prevent the use of hunger as a …

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Nobel Prize for CRISPR honors two great scientists – and leaves out many others

CRISPR enables editing DNA with unprecedented precision. wildpixel/iStock via Getty Images

CRISPR enables editing DNA with unprecedented precision. wildpixel/iStock via Getty Images Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College The gene-editing technique CRISPR earned the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Recognition of this amazing breakthrough technology is well deserved. But each Nobel Prize can be awarded to no more than three people, and that’s where this year’s prize gets really interesting. The decision to …

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Nobel Prize: two women scientists share chemistry prize for the first time for work on ‘genetic scissors’

Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and Jennifer Doudna (R). J.L. Cereijido/EPA

Kalpana Surendranath, University of Westminster Emmanuelle Charpentier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany, and Jennifer Doudna, professor of biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, US, are the joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for the development of a precise method of editing genomes. This is the first time two female scientists …

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