New Orleans native Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci , Steve Jobs, Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, returns to the JCC to share his newest work, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Offering a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies, Isaacson looks at both the potential, far-reaching consequences and the moral implications of their gene-editing technology.
"The Code Breaker marks the confluence of perfect writer, perfect subject and perfect timing. The result is almost certainly the most important book of the year.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
Admission is free and open to the community. A reservation is required, as are masks and proof of vaccination.
Please also show your support by treating yourself to a signed copy of The Code Breaker.from Octavia Books using the link below. We will also have copies available for purchase at the event. A portion of salesf are donated to the JCC in support of future literary programs.
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