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The Code Breaker

Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Walter Isaacson

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a ...
Publish Date
2021-03-09T00:00:00.000Z
2021-03-09T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
4.36
ISBN
9781982115852
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
2021-11-22T00:00:00.000Z
The CRISPR gene editing system is one of the coolest and perhaps most consequential scientific breakthroughs of the last decade. I’m familiar with it because of my work at the foundation—we’re funding a number of projects that use the technology—but I still learned a lot from this comprehensive and accessible book about its discovery by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues. Isaacson does a good job highlighting the most important ethical questions around gene editing.      source
2021-03-09T13:25:44.000Z
Today is the birthday of THE CODE BREAKER, the best book I've read in years, a page turner, by the master biographer—@WalterIsaacson No wonder it's the #1 book on Amazon. 🙏 for bringing genetics, genome editing, #CRISPR to the forefront, the life science breakthrough of our era      source
2021-08-17T16:33:12.000Z
Listened to Lifespan by @davidasinclair with Matthew LaPlane. Excellent book. Full of science, ethics, policy and life. Fits well with @WalterIsaacson Biography on @doudna_lab. A strong recommendation. Biotech is not only the future, it is here with us.      source
2021-03-08T14:56:34.000Z
Book review: 'The Code Breaker' is a fascinating look at a genetics discovery      source
2021-03-27T14:57:43.000Z
“...because it is beautiful.” Today’s thought from @WalterIsaacson’s brilliant book THE CODE BREAKER. #CRISPR #medicine #digitalhealth      source