61 minutes | Apr 7, 2021

Walter Isaacson | The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Pine Tree Foundation Lecture In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist ''A renaissance man...driven by a joyful desiredrive to discover'' (The Times of London), Walter Isaacson is the author of definitive and internationally bestselling biographies of Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Albert Einstein. He is also the author of The Innovators, a century-spanning saga of the people who created the computer and the internet. Former CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and managing editor of Time magazine, he currently co-hosts the PBS show Amanpour & Co. and teaches History at Tulane University. In The Code Breaker, Isaacson describes how Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues are revolutionizing humanity's fight against disease by hacking evolution itself. Each book-with-ticket purchase includes a signed book plate. Please allow two-to-three weeks for delivery. Books will ship after the event. (recorded 4/6/2021)
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