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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.