The Code Breaker

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The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
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First edition cover
AuthorWalter Isaacson
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Subject
Genre
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
March 9, 2021
Media typePrint (hardcover), e-book, audiobook
Pages560
ISBN978-1-9821-1585-2 (hardcover)
OCLC1187220557
576.5
LC ClassQH440 .I83 2021
Preceded byLeonardo da Vinci 

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race is a non-fiction book authored by American historian and journalist Walter Isaacson. Published in March 2021 by Simon & Schuster, it is a biography of Jennifer Doudna, the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on the CRISPR system of gene editing.[1]

The book debuted at number one on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list for the week ending March 13, 2021.[2]

Promotion[edit]

On March 22, 2021, Isaacson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the book. [3]

Reception[edit]

In its starred review, Kirkus Reviews called it a "vital book about the next big thing in science—and yet another top-notch biography from Isaacson."[4]

Publishers Weekly called it a "gripping account of a great scientific advancement and of the dedicated scientists who realized it."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isaacson, Walter (March 9, 2021). The Code Breaker. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9781982115852. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction - Best Sellers". The New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "Robert Downey Jr./Walter Isaacson/Sebastián Yatra/Guaynaa". The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Episode 1061. March 22, 2021. CBS.
  4. ^ "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson". Kirkus Reviews. January 6, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson". Publishers Weekly. January 26, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.

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