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The Code Breaker

Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
Apr 25, 2021JamesMallory rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I give the first third of the book four or five stars. It's a fascinating subject and Jennifer Doudna's life and career is interesting and compelling. What I didn't care for was the endless series of short biographies of other scientists who were peripherally involved; I would have much preferred a more targeted account and I ended up skimming over most of the last half of the book. A pity, since Walter Isaacson is a talented writer and I loved his biographies of Einstein and Steve Jobs, both of which were more in-depth.