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Genetic 'scissors' win Nobel Prize in Chemistry in historic first for women

French microbiologist nobel prize winners chemistry genetic scissors Emmanuelle Charpentier Jennifer Doudna

It is the first time since 1964 that no men are among the chemistry prize winners. Image: via REUTERS

Daniel Trotta
Journalist, Reuters
Douglas Busvine
New Delhi Bureau Chief, Thomson Reuters
Niklas Pollard
Chief Correspondent, Thomson Reuters
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French microbiologist nobel prize winners chemistry genetic scissors Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and professor Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. pose for the media during a visit to a painting exhibition by children about the genome, at the San Francisco park in Oviedo, October 21, 2015. Charpentier and Doudna will be awarded the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research at a ceremony on Friday in the Asturian capital. The Princess of Asturias Awards have been held annually since 1981 to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work done by individuals, teams and institutions. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso - GF20000027033
Winners, Emmanuelle Charpentier (left) and Jennifer Doudna (right) back in 2015. Image: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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