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The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race / Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson, Walter, (author.). Mazur, Kathe, (narrator.). Read by Käthe Mazur. (Cast).

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  • ISBN: 9781797117041
  • ISBN: 1797117041
  • Physical Description: 13 audio discs (approximately 16 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2021]

Content descriptions

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Käthe Mazur.
Summary, etc.:
A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children.
Subject: Doudna, Jennifer A.
Watson, James D., 1928-
Doudna, Jennifer A.
Biochemists > United States > Biography.
Women biochemists > United States > Biography.
Nobel Prize winners > Biography.
Women scientists > United States > Biography.
CRISPR (Genetics)
Gene editing.
Gene editing > Moral and ethical aspects.
Geneticists.
Academic-industrial collaboration.
Biotechnology.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General.
CRISPR (Genetics)
Gene editing.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Biographies.
Audiobooks.
Biographies.