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The Code Breaker

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In 2020, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the discovery of CRISPR, the gene-editing technology. Gene editing technology has been billed as “the third great revolution of modern times,” following the atom and the digital revolution. The basis of our study group will be the book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race (Simon & Schuster, 2021) by Walter Isaacson. We will supplement with other materials as needed. We will discuss Jennifer Doudna’s life, her research, her major accomplishments and achievements, and her collaborations. We will examine the ethical issues this type of technology introduces. As with Isaacson's other books, this will enable us to view the confluence of science, innovation, and ethics. Specialized knowledge is not required. Study group members are expected to lead a discussion. Join us as we explore this fascinating topic. 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Mary Hummel2.Roberta Rakove3.Gloria Gleave 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/7/2021 - 12/7/2021 Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Gloria Gleave  ; Roberta Rakove  ; Mary Hummel 
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