Was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.

Cut out of the genetic code, a dress of two parts linked to each other. The heritage we all carry with us and the new identity, organically shaped by our hands and hearts. A creation of hope for a greater future – that is what we leave behind. A delicate legacy for all of us to handle with care as we are entering a new era with capabilities to rewrite the code of life.