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2017 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

2017 Japan Prize Honors Trailblazers in Life Science and Cryptography
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna deciphered CRISPR-Cas9, creating a revolutionary tool for editing DNA;
Adi Shamir has made significant contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science

"Electronics, Information and Communication" field
Achievement:
Contribution to information security through pioneering research on cryptography

PhotoDr. Adi Shamir (Israel)
Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science

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"Life Science" field
Achievement:
Elucidation of the genome editing mechanism by the CRISPR-Cas

PhotoProf. Emmanuelle Charpentier (France)
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (Berlin)

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Profile Award Citation

PhotoDr. Jennifer A. Doudna (USA)
Professor, University of California, Berkeley

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Profile Award Citation

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Japan Prize News No.57

2017 Japan Prize Laureates Announced
This year's Japan Prize will be awarded to Dr. Adi Shamir, for his significant contributions to information security through his pioneering research on cryptography,
and jointly to Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a revolutionary new technology in genetic engineering.
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