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Off the News: Inspirational women win Nobels

Kudos to two women with ties to Hawaii island who picked up Nobel Prize awards this week. Jennifer A. Doudna, a Hilo High grad — now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley — shared the Nobel for chemistry for developing CRISPR-cas9, a “molecular scissors” that can be used to change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms, enabling genes editing to remove errors that lead to disease. Read more

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