The Code Breaker

The Code Breaker

Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, returns with The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR, and the Future of the Human Race.

Cover of The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson


This must-read is a vivid account of how Thermal client Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a gene editing revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and create more nutritious foods. This is a story of scientific discovery, collaboration and competition, and the moral dilemma about how to responsibly apply CRISPR technology.


“Isaacson’s latest book, The Code Breaker, breathlessly follows Doudna from a childhood spent trekking through the wilds of Hawaii to her pioneering work harnessing a bacterial defense system to rewrite the code of life – and the bitter patent battle that ensued – and ultimately winning the ultimate credit, the Nobel Prize. “

Megan Molteni, WIRED (The Code Breaker Is the Crispr Chronicle You Need to Read, link here)


Our thanks to Walter Isaacson on an excellent book that brightly spotlights the story behind the scientific breakthrough of the century that promises to positively impact our health and our world.

Learn more about our work with Dr. Doudna here and the Innovative Genomics Institute here.


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