Books Sandwiched In Fall 2021 *ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
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Book: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
A gripping account of how 2020 Nobel Prize winners Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier invented CRISPR, a revolutionary tool that can edit DNA – as well as the story of the many complex ethical questions that relate to the invention.
Reviewer: Mitch O'Connell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Center for RNA Biology, UofR Medical Center. Dr. O’Connell is a research scientist who works on understanding how CRISPR-Cas systems function and can be used to treat genetic diseases. He previously worked for Jennifer Doudna.