Monday, September, 6 - The Code Breaker: Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson about Jennifer Doudna and her discoveries
The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
When Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama behind the competition to learn the code of life. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn't become scientists, she decided she would.
The UUCL Book Club Committee
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