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The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children"
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Named Person: Jennifer A Doudna; Jennifer A Doudna; Jennifer A Doudna
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9781982115852 1982115858
OCLC Number: 1241436277
Notes: Index.
Description: xix, 536 pages : illustrations en couleur, couleur photographiques ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Into the breach --
Part one. The origins of life. Hilo ; The gene ; DNA ; The education of a biochemist ; The human genome ; RNA ; Twists and folds ; Berkeley --
Part two. CRISPR. Clustered repeats ; The Free Speech Movement Café ; Jumping in ; The yogurt makers ; Genentech ; The lab ; Caribou ; Emmanuelle Charpentier ; CRISPR-Cas9 ; Science, 2012 ; Dueling presentations --
Part three. Gene editing. A human tool ; The race ; Feng Zhang ; George Church ; Zhang tackles CRISPR ; Doudna joins the race ; Photo finish ; Doudna's final sprint ; Forming companies ; Mon amie ; The heroes of CRISPR ; Patents --
Part four. CRISPR in action. Therapies ; Biohacking ; DARPA and anti-CRISPR --
Part five. Public scientist. Rules of the road ; Doudna steps in --
Part six. CRISPR babies. He Jiankui ; The Hong Kong summit ; Acceptance --
Part seven. Moral questions. Red lines ; Thought experiments ; Who should decide? ; Doudna's ethical journey --
Part eight. Dispatches from the front. Quebec ; I learn to edit ; Watson revisited ; Doudna pays a visit --
Part nine. Coronavirus. Call to arms ; Testing ; The Berkeley lab ; Mammoth and Sherlock ; Coronavirus tests ; Vaccines ; CRISPR cures ; Cold Spring Harbor virtual ; The Nobel Prize.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.

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"The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children"

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