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World Thinkers 2014: Jennifer Doudna

Biochemist, US

By Prospect Team  

Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Doudna studies what she calls “the secret life of RNA,” the molecule that carries out the instructions of DNA by encoding and controlling the expression of genetic material. Doudna will be awarded the 2014 Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences for her pioneering research into the structure of RNA.

Further reading 

Unlocking the mystery of Crispr: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

 

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