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Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna

The Gruber Foundation at Yale University announced that Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna will receive the 2015 Gruber Genetics Prize. Charpentier, a professor at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany, and Doudna, a professor of biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, are co-creators of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology. 

They will receive the $500,000 award in Baltimore on Oct. 9 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.