Books of the week: From Walter Isaacson's The Code Breaker to Shrilal Shukla's Fragments of Happiness, our picks
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The winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna worked on CRISPR-Cas9, a method to edit DNA in 2012.
The WHO, too, has formed a panel to develop global standards to oversee gene editing, but efforts are moving slowly.
Gene modification involves mix-and-match of genes between organisms, or even across species.
Future CRISPR patents could be worth millions because of its revolutionary potential in multiple areas.