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The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who transformed an obscure bacterial immune mechanism, commonly called CRISPR, into a tool that can simply and cheaply edit the genomes of everything from wheat to mosquitoes to humans.
David Spergel, director of the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics, weighs in on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, which went to three scientists' work revealing that stars at the center of our galaxy are hurtling through space around a supermassive black hole.
A suite of new servers and systems management software from Dell EMC is aimed at retaining long-term and complex data for researchers, says Ian Fisk, co-director of the Flatiron Institute's Scientific Computing Core.