Since i had my first cell class at university i have heard about Cripsr Cas9 method. But I am quite surprised about one fact. Why actually wasnt rewarded by Nobel price? Is it something like Einsteins relativity (to early to reward it)?
My guess is that some people (likely Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Feng Zhang) will eventually be awarded a Nobel Prize for the discovery of CRISPR and the development of its applications for genome editing, because it really is a major advance. But for now, the University of California Berkeley and the Broad Institute are still legally fighting over patent conflicts, and the patent situation worldwide is generally complicated. I think this is a possible reason why the Nobel committee decided to wait.