WALTER ISAACSON – The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Mar 04, 2021 8:00PM

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The JCA presents Book Festival in Your Living Room
In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium and the Atlanta JCC

WALTER ISAACSON – The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
Thursday, March 4th | 8:00 PM EST

 

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, and have healthier babies. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses? And what about preventing depression? Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the height or muscles or IQ of their kids? 

After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral issues and, with her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, won the Nobel Prize in 2020. Her story is a thrilling detective tale that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species.

Tickets: $11 – virtual ticket, or $38 – one virtual ticket and one copy of the book (includes shipping)

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