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“The Code Breaker”: Jennifer Doudna and how CRISPR may revolutionize mankind

Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, returns to tell the story of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and the scientific revolution she and her colleagues launched by developing CRISPR genome editing technology in The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR, and the Future of the Human Race.

“The biotech revolution is going to be 10 times more important than the digital revolution, because it allows us to hack the code of life. And we shouldn’t be afraid of using this technology to make ourselves healthier.”

Walter Isaacson, Author of The Code Breaker

CBS News Sunday Morning spoke with Isaacson and Doudna about the promise and perils of the revolutionary technology.

Watch the interview on CBS News.