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."


  • 041 TheCodeBreaker Chapter39 Acceptance

    Duration: 19min
  • 042 TheCodeBreaker PartSeven TheMoralQuestions Chapter40 RedLines

    Duration: 10min
  • 043 TheCodeBreaker Chapter41 ThoughtExperiments

    Duration: 35min
  • 044 TheCodeBreaker Chapter42 WhoShouldDecide

    Duration: 28min
  • 045 TheCodeBreaker Chapter43 DoudnasEthicalJourney

    Duration: 07min
  • 046 TheCodeBreaker PartEight DispatchesFromThePast Chapter44 Quebec

    Duration: 10min
  • 047 TheCodeBreaker Chapter45 ILearnToEdit

    Duration: 10min
  • 048 TheCodeBreaker Chapter46 WatsonRevisited

    Duration: 23min
  • 049 TheCodeBreaker Chapter47 DoudnaPaysAVisit

    Duration: 06min
  • 050 TheCodeBreaker PartNine Coronavirus Chapter48 CallToArms

    Duration: 13min
  • 051 TheCodeBreaker Chapter49 Testing

    Duration: 10min
  • 052 TheCodeBreaker Chapter50 TheBerkeleyLab

    Duration: 14min
  • 053 TheCodeBreaker Chapter51 MammothAndSherlock

    Duration: 12min
  • 054 TheCodeBreaker Chapter52 CoronavirusTests

    Duration: 14min
  • 055 TheCodeBreaker Chapter53 Vaccines

    Duration: 33min
  • 056 TheCodeBreaker Chapter54 CRISPRCures

    Duration: 21min
  • 057 TheCodeBreaker Chapter55 ColdSpringHarborVirtual

    Duration: 20min
  • 058 TheCodeBreaker Chapter56 TheNobelPrize

    Duration: 16min
  • 059 TheCodeBreaker Epilogue

    Duration: 12min
  • 060 TheCodeBreaker Credits

    Duration: 01min
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