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.