KATHY NIAKAN

Kathy Niakan was named one of Time magazine’s Pioneers for the 100 Most Influential People of 2016. She has begun to apply the technique for editing the genome that Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have developed, also known as CRISPR. Niakan does this to study the effects of genes in human development. Her experiments will […]

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JENNIFER DOUDNA

Jennifer Doudna was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. She is a biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-inventor of CRISPR. She, along with Emmanuelle Charpentier, developed CRISPR to study the effects of genes in human development. Doudna wrote that the “real excitement–and power–in genetics […]

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