June 9, 2021

Independent (UK)

n a first, an NFT based on the digital data from a Nobel Prize-winning research created by the University of California, Berkeley alumni, was sold off at an auction for 22 ETH ($54,360), fetching the campus close to $50,000.

This first ever university-issued NFT, or non-fungible token, based on an invention was minted by UC Berkeley last month to honour the...

June 8, 2021

Berkeley News

After last-minute bids that twice extended today’s auction on Foundation, the University of California, Berkeley’s NFT based on the Nobel Prize-winning research behind cancer immunotherapy finally went for about $54,360 — 22 ETH (Ether) — and netted the campus about $50,000.

June 7, 2021

May 31, 2021

The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley will auction two nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, relating to Nobel Prize-winning inventions for the funding of future research and innovation.

The NFTs being sold include digital art pieces consisting of the original patent disclosure forms behind former campus professor James Allison’s cancer immunotherapy research, for which he shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, for which campus biochemistry and molecular biology professor Jennifer Doudna shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

May 27, 2021


Digital data related to Nobel Prize-winning inventions for gene editing and cancer immunotherapy will be sold connected to non-fungible tokens next week, a novel way for the University of California at Berkeley to raise money for research.