American Chemical Society’s president comments on award of 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 — On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President Luis Echegoyen, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D., Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (Germany) and Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

“Today’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes CRISPR-Cas9, a super-selective and precise gene-editing tool where chemistry plays an incredibly important role,” says Echegoyen. “This discovery, originally derived from a natural defense mechanism in bacteria against viruses, will have untold applications in treating and curing genetic diseases and fighting cancer, as well as impacts on agricultural and other areas. The future for this technique is indeed bright and promising.”

Doudna has been a member of ACS for 21 years. She has published articles in some of ACS’

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Trump scores third nomination for Nobel Peace Prize; law professors hail ‘Trump Doctrine’

A group of four Australian law professors has reportedly nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, marking his third nomination for the prestigious award ahead of the November election.

One of the professors, David Flint, explained to Sky News during an interview Monday that the U.S. president’s “Trump Doctrine,” or his foreign policy approach, was primarily what earned the nomination.

“The ‘Trump Doctrine’ something extraordinary, as so many things that Donald Trump does,” Mr. Flint said. “He’s guided by two things which seem to be absent from so many politicians: He has firstly common sense, and he is only guided by a national interest, and therefore, in our circumstances, an interest in the Western alliance.

“And what he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided that he would no longer have America involved in endless wars,” he continued, “wars which achieve nothing but the killing

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Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Australian Law Professors for Doctrine Against Endless Wars

On Monday President Donald Trump was nominated for the third time this year for a 2021 Noble Peace Prize. The nomination came courtesy of Australian law professors praising the “Trump Doctrine” against endless wars.



Donald Trump standing in front of a building: US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at the White House September 27, 2020, in Washington, DC.


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US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at the White House September 27, 2020, in Washington, DC.

While speaking with Sky News in Australia, law professor David Flint explained why he decided to nominate Trump.

“The Trump Doctrine is something extraordinary, as so many things that Donald Trump does. He is guided by two things, which seem to be absent from so many politicians. He has firstly common sense and he is only guided by a national interest, and therefore, in our circumstances, an interest in the Western alliance,” Flint said. “What he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided that he would no longer have America involved

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