University of California, Berkeley researcher Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

Doudna received the honor for her work on RNA and the discovery of the gene-editing process known as CRISPR. The award includes a $100,000 prize.


Vasant Jadhav has joined Alnylam Pharmaceuticals as senior director of research.

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