While we eagerly await the next step in our One Read selection process, which is the January review and selection by our One Read reading panel, we are sharing some of the suggested titles with you. This short review is of “The Code Breaker” by Walter Isaacson.
To read the story of Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR research pioneer and 2020 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, is to also read about DNA, RNA and genetic manipulation. About early days of gene splicing techniques and developing tools to fight coronaviruses. Author Walter Isaacson takes readers “into the breach” when Doudna leads her Berkley colleagues and other Bay Area scientists to begin the fight against Covid-19 on Friday, March 13, 2020. I agree with the nominator who said: “Very relevant current topic — very readable — superb true story” as Isaacson gives life to the research, conferences, scientist partners and other aspects of Doudna’s professional life.
Would you like to read other recommendations? You can find past suggestions here.