The Code Breaker

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful and informative biography of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna. This is a very different kind of read, not my usual type and it took me longer than usual to finish it. Correction, it took me a long time to begin the book, once I started – it was hard to put it down. Walter Isaacson has a very specific way to simplify and describe a very complex world of science.

In this book, the author describes the development of CRISPR, and how it leads a team of scientists all over the world to create covid-19 vaccines, edit DNA, and open a world to a list of new “medical miracles”. Although the book includes numerous medical researchers and scientists, it mainly focuses on Doudna and the work that was done in her lab.

Thank you, Goodreads for a free copy of the book.

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