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

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

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The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race
Title
The code breaker
Title remainder
Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Title variation
Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children."--
  • Driven by a passion to understand how nature works and to turn discoveries into inventions, Doudna and her collaborators turned ?a curiosity ?of nature into an invention that will transform 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. Isaacson explores the development of CRISPR and the race to create vaccines for coronavirus will hasten our transition to the next great innovation revolution. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
576.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
QH440
LC item number
.I83 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doudna, Jennifer A
  • CRISPR (Genetics)
  • Gene editing
  • Genomics
Label
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race, Walter Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 536 pages
Isbn
9781982115852
Lccn
2020043552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, photographs (mostly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1187220557
Label
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race, Walter Isaacson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 536 pages
Isbn
9781982115852
Lccn
2020043552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, photographs (mostly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1187220557

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