This one’s for all you science nerds out there
This year’s Nobel prize was announced for chemistry this week. It was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who are the first two women to share the prize, which honours their work on the technology of genome editing.
Team Pynk salutes these two incredible pioneers, your contribution primarily to science but also to future generations of young women entering the sciences is one that will not be forgotten for a long time!
CRISPR is a gene-editing technology scientists can use to more rapidly and precisely ‘cut and paste’ genes into DNA. It is based on a targeted DNA-destroying defence system originally found in certain prokaryotes (a single cell organism that lacks an enveloped nucleus) and if you know what any of that meant then you’re doing better than I am
Looking at the graph below we can see a diagram of which schools of Chemistry have won the Nobel prize most frequently, as you will see there is a clear winner in the organic and biochemistry fields.
So to bring the subject back closer to our own hearts here at Pynk community…
Clearly, the ability to alter DNA has a multitude of incredible facets, including preventing and curing inherited disease, modifying crops for poorer nations and to create more robust crop breeds, the list literally goes on forever.
What do you think are the lessons to be learned here, in terms of investment opportunities? and How can we use this information to make better investment decisions?