2020 Nobel prize in chemistry

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing."
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No prize for Siksnys?
 
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biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna(below left) and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier (below right):

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Netflix "Human Nature" I though was a good intro (non-tech) documentary on CRISPR.
 
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No prize for Siksnys?

Here's what the Nobel Prize website's advanced infomation PDF has to say about Siksnys's work:
Similar findings were also published in another report using the related CRISPR-Cas system in Streptococcus thermophilus. As in Charpentier and Doudna’s work, this report also demonstrated that Cas9 cleaves within the protospacer, that cleavage specificity is directed by the crRNA sequence, and that the two nuclease domains within Cas9, each cleave one strand. However, the researchers did not notice the crucial importance of tracrRNA for sequence-specific cleavage of target DNA [29].
https://www.nobelprize.org/uploads/2020/10/advanced-chemistryprize2020.pdf
 
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Another couple of biologists win the Chemistry Prize.
 

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