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### Nobel Price 2016

I have one prediction for tomorrow:

Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Feng Zhang for CRISP

tw
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### Re: Nobel Price 2016

For some reason Reuters seem to classify CRISPR as chemistry.

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### Re: Nobel Price 2016

For some reason Reuters seem to classify CRISPR as chemistry.
i would classify it as biochemistry, but I'm not sure where it would fit in the Nobel price classes: it's going to be either chemistry or medicine. Both are not a perfect fit.
There are so many new developments leading to potential singularities, with CRISPR we can very easily start editing genomes, start self modification, or unlock knowledge about genes at a much faster pace.

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### Re: Nobel Price 2016

For some reason Reuters seem to classify CRISPR as chemistry.
Detection of Gravitational Waves Generated from Black Holes and Cancer
Yes, why not!

tw
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### Re: Nobel Price 2016

For some reason Reuters seem to classify CRISPR as chemistry.
i would classify it as biochemistry, but I'm not sure where it would fit in the Nobel price classes: it's going to be either chemistry or medicine. Both are not a perfect fit.
There are so many new developments leading to potential singularities, with CRISPR we can very easily start editing genomes, start self modification, or unlock knowledge about genes at a much faster pace.
I genuinely do not understand why CRISPR and the like are not getting more press.
When I read of the request for an immediate moratorium on the human germline editing made possible by CRISPR, as technology was racing ahead of any kind of ethical consensus I realised how far my industry was from where the action was....

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### Re: Nobel Price 2016

Trump of course has been nominated for the Peace Prize, like Rush Limbaugh before  him.
Donald J. Trump, businessman and candidate for the Republican Party's presidential primaries this year, is nominated for ‘his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China’ (confirmed by US nominator).

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