Two scientists have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday. ABC News reports that Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were jointly awarded the prize for “for the development of a method for genome editing.” “Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors,” the Nobel Committee said in a statement. “Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animal, plants and micro-organisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.” The scientists will equally split the $1.11 million cash award.