NOBEL PRIZES ANNOUNCED FOR RESEARCHERS IN PHSYICS AND CHEMISTRY

 

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Stockholm: The Nobel Prize Committee in Stockholm, Sweden, have announced its winners in the fields of Physics and Chemistry respectively. The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists Andre Ghez, Roger Penrose and Reinhard Genzel for their work on the discovery of a black hole. The pioneering scientists were attributed the discovery of a massive blackhole in the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. The discovery proves Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. According to the scientists and researchers in Physics, the discovery of the black hole will bring forth numerous answers regarding our universe and our very existence.



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The Nobel Prize Committee has also announced the winners in Chemistry field as well. Jennifer A. Doudna, an American biochemist and the French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpienter were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their ground-breaking work on gene editing. The two women have discovered a technology called CRISPR to edit the genes of animals, micro-organisms and plants to a very high degree of precision. The scientific community has praised the two scientists for their work on the gene editing but a few peers have raised ethical concerns of gene editing.


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