Nobel Prize

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125 years ago, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prize for contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Peace that have made the greatest benefit to humankind. Today, we replay a broadcast with two women scientists with ties to Hawaii who received the prestigious award.

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna is a genome editing pioneer. She is a University of California Berkeley professor and Hilo High graduate. She is a co-winer of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work with what's known as CRISPR technology.

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Two 2020 Nobel Prize winners. Two women with Hawaii ties. We discuss gene editing and black holes from top minds in their respective fields, Jennifer Doudna and Andrea Ghez.

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Nobel Prize-winning astronomer Andrea Ghez says she hopes to work through issues surrounding the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Ghez shared this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for her work identifying a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

She did the research using the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, a facility she began working with more than 25 years ago.

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Keck Observatory

UCLA astronomer Andrea Ghez, who worked long years on the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, was among three scientists named winners of the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday.

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NEW YORK — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases.