Emmanuelle Charpentier Had to Leave France to Win a Nobel

Emmanuelle Charpentier Had to Leave France to Win a Nobel
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With CRISPR-Cas9 finally getting its Nobel Prize pundits talk about who was excluded, like Feng Zhang and his research group at the Broad Institute, but only a few talk about entire countries left out. And left behind in the 21st century.

Like France. Though Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier got her education in France, its anti-science mentality meant she had no career prospects there, the way she did in Germany and, of course, the United States.

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