CRISPR remains in the spotlight as the scientific discovery of the century. A long list of ‘inventors’ have been awarded the Canada Gairdner Awards, which recognise innovative biomedical research.
The Gairdner Foundation (Canada) has chosen its 2016 picks for the ‘world’s best and brightest’ research in the biomedical sciences. The lucky winners this year work in the fields of HIV/AIDS and CRISPR.
Gairdner awards are a bit like the Golden Globes in relation to the Oscars – 82 recipients of Gairdner Awards have gone off to win the Nobel Prize. After CRISPR missed out on a Nobel in 2015, maybe it’ll be this October that CRISPR brings home a medal from Stockholm.
The Gairdner recognition in the field of CRISPR-Cas was split into two different categories – one for the description of the science behind it and another for the development of a novel gene editing tool.