VILNIUS - Professor Virginijus Siksnys, biochemist of Vilnius University's Institute of Biotechnology, was awarded the elite Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for his significant contribution to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defense system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be modified for genome editing.
At a ceremony at the Harvard Medical School, Siksnys was awarded alongside four other researchers, sharing a prize of 500,000 US dollars, Vilnius University announced.
Siksnys determined a method for using a single protein to edit...
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