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Walter Isaacson's Latest Spotlights Nobel Prize Winning Biochemist Jennifer Doudna

Book cover for "The Code Breaker"
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Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of "Leonardo da Vinci;" "The Innovators;" "Steve Jobs;" "Einstein: His Life and Universe;" "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life;" and "Kissinger: A Biography."

His latest is "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race."

In the spring of 2012, the Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. 

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