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Fight, Fight, Fight!

Jennifer Doudna, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, in Germany won a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in 2014 for their CRISPR-Cas9 paper in Science that described the technology. And now, Doudna and her startup company Caribou Biosciences have been awarded a patent for it.

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