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The Code Breaker

Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
Mar 27, 2021writermala rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I am a huge Walter Isaacson fan since I've read his biographies of Steve Jobs and Leonardo daVinci which I thoroughly enjoyed. I was, however, sceptical about his ability to write about a character who was a science expert. Isaacson surprised me. He not only did justice to the subjects of Biotechnology, and Biochemistry but explained the details such that a layperson like me could understand the nuances of RNA and the CRISPR technology. The book was particularly interesting because of the personalities involved like Nobel Prize winners Jennifer Doudna and Emanuelle Charpentier and the rivalry with Feng Zhang. All in all an eminently readable book.