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Nobel for divine powers

Since early schools we've learned that DNA's the code

of life, complex despite but four base pairs.

Labs tested to ID protein payload

produced by A, C, T, G skein here, there.

For chain six billion units long, our tools

to isolate a gene were blunt or slow.

It's tough to choose but certain molecules

along its rather lengthy, twisty row.

That changed when Doudna and Charpentier

invented CRISPR/Cas: it let you snip

nigh perfectly. Such tools are, then, the way

to inch mankind towards godlike authorship.

Congratulations came as Nobel Prize!

Let's hope, with this, our tinkerings are wise.

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