The Code Breaker : Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, And The Future Of The Human Race

The Code Breaker : Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, And The Future Of The Human Race



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Summary: When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled "The Double Helix" on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama behind the competition to discover the code of life. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn't become scientists, she decided she would. Driven by a passion to understand how nature works and to turn discoveries into inventions, she would help to make what James Watson, author of "The Double Helix," told her was the most important biological advance since his co-discovery of the structure of DNA. She and her collaborators turned ​a curiosity ​of nature into an invention that will transform the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of...  more »
Call Number Location Status Due Date
576.5 ISANewOut5/21/21
576.5 ISANewOut5/19/21

Details & Subjects

Edition Statement :

First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

Content :

Into the breach -- The origins of life -- CRISPR -- Gene editing -- CRISPR in action -- Public scientist -- CRISPR babies -- Moral questions -- Dispatches from the front -- Coronavirus.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Simon & Schuster, [2021]



Physical Description :

xix, 536 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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