BERKELEY, CA – October 7, 2020 – Caribou Biosciences, Inc., a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome editing biotechnology company, today announced that co-founder Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In awarding the prize to Dr. Doudna, the Swedish Academy cited her contributions to science for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough which has revolutionized biomedicine.
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In a fashionable fitted blazer, Rachel Haurwitz looks the part of a polished executive when she meets me in the largest conference room of her company, Caribou Biosciences. She’s sharp and tactical as she speaks, even though it was just a few years ago that Haurwitz traded her lab coat for a tailored suit and stepped up to lead a staff of 46 as Caribou’s CEO.