The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, And The Future Of The Human Race

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"Kathe Mazur skillfully narrates this clear and well-researched biography of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, who, along with colleagues, advanced biochemistry by employing CRISPR technology to improve and simplify genetic engineering—ultimately leading to a safe, effective COVID vaccine. Moving beyond Doudna's own story, this audiobook also discusses the role of women in science, the intersection of research and business, competitiveness (and cooperation) in academia, and the implications of altering human genes. Mazur's personable delivery and measured pace help listeners access the science and connect to Doudna as a woman and a researcher. Her performance highlights the excitement of new discoveries, the difficulties of forging new paths, the wide-ranging ethical concerns of emerging technologies, and the hope for humanity's future. Author Walter Isaacson reads the epilogue."


  • 021 TheCodeBreaker Chapter19 DuelingPresentations

    Duration: 16min
  • 022 TheCodeBreaker PartThree GeneEditing Chapter20 AHumanTool

    Duration: 07min
  • 023 TheCodeBreaker Chapter21 TheRace

    Duration: 05min
  • 024 TheCodeBreaker Chapter22 FengZhang

    Duration: 14min
  • 025 TheCodeBreaker Chapter23 GeorgeChurch

    Duration: 11min
  • 026 TheCodeBreaker Chapter24 ZhangTacklesCRISPR

    Duration: 27min
  • 027 TheCodeBreaker Chapter25 DoudnaJoinsTheRace

    Duration: 05min
  • 028 TheCodeBreaker Chapter26 PhotoFinish

    Duration: 10min
  • 029 TheCodeBreaker Chapter27 DoudnasFinalSprint

    Duration: 12min
  • 030 TheCodeBreaker Chapter28 FormingCompanies

    Duration: 22min
  • 031 TheCodeBreaker Chapter29 MonAmie

    Duration: 16min
  • 032 TheCodeBreaker Chapter30 TheHeroesOfCRISPR

    Duration: 15min
  • 033 TheCodeBreaker Chapter31 Patents

    Duration: 25min
  • 034 TheCodeBreaker PartFour CRISPRInAction Chapter32 Therapies

    Duration: 17min
  • 035 TheCodeBreaker Chapter33 Biohacking

    Duration: 10min
  • 036 TheCodeBreaker Chapter34 DARPAAndAntiCRISPR

    Duration: 11min
  • 037 TheCodeBreaker PartFive PublicScientist Chapter35 RulesOfTheRoad

    Duration: 40min
  • 038 TheCodeBreaker Chapter36 DoudnaStepsIn

    Duration: 30min
  • 039 TheCodeBreaker PartSix CRISPRBabies Chapter37 HeJiankui

    Duration: 37min
  • 040 TheCodeBreaker Chapter38 TheHongKongSummit

    Duration: 23min
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