The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson, Read by Kathe Mazur and Walter Isaacson
On Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR, and More
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Kathe Mazur narrates The Code Breaker, Walter Isaacson’s clear and well-researched biography of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna. She, along with colleagues, advanced biochemistry by employing CRISPR technology to improve and simplify genetic engineering—ultimately leading to a safe and effective COVID vaccine. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this audiobook that explores Doudna’s scientific achievements and the broader contexts. Mazur’s personable delivery and measured pace help listeners access the science and connect to Doudna’s research. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
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