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Author Isaacson, Walter, author.
Title The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna and the race to understand our genetic code / Walter Isaacson, with Sarah Durand.
Pub Info New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2022]
book jacket
 Hyannis Children's Room  J 576.5 Isaacson     AVAILABLE
Edition Young reader's edition.
First edition.
Descript xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Adaptation by Sarah Durand" -- Title page verso.
"This young reader's edition is adapted from The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson, published by Simon & Schuster in 2021." -- Title page verso.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320).
Summary "When Jennifer Doudna was a sixth grader in Hilo, Hawaii, she came home from school one afternoon and found a book on her bed. It was The Double Helix, James Watson's account of how he and Francis Crick had discovered the structure of DNA, the spiral-staircase molecule that carries the genetic instruction code for all forms of life. This book guided Jennifer Doudna to focus her studies not on DNA, but on what seemed to take a backseat in biochemistry: figuring out the structure of RNA, a closely related molecule that enables the genetic instructions coded in DNA to express themselves. Doudna became an expert in determining the shapes and structures of these RNA molecules--an expertise that led her to develop a revolutionary new technique that could edit human genes. Today gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR are already being used to eliminate simple genetic defects that cause disorders such as Tay-Sachs and sickle cell anemia. For now, however, Jennifer and her team are being deployed against our most immediate threat--the coronavirus--and you have just been given a front row seat to that war." --
"Walter Isaacson's #1 New York Times bestselling history of our third scientific revolution: CRISPR, gene editing, and the quest to understand the code of life itself, is now adapted for young readers"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 8-12 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Contents The origins of life -- The CRISPR -- Gene editing -- CRISPR in action -- CRISPR babies -- The moral questions -- CRISPR and COVID-19.
Subject Doudna, Jennifer A. -- Juvenile literature.
Doudna, Jennifer A.
CRISPR (Genetics) -- Juvenile literature.
Gene editing -- Juvenile literature.
Genetics -- Research -- Juvenile literature.
Biochemists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Nobel Prize winners -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Gene editing -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Biotechnology -- Juvenile literature.
CRISPR (Genetics).
Gene editing.
Genetics -- Research.
Genre Biographies.
Young adult literature.
Add Author Durand, Sarah, author, adaptor.
Add Title Adaptation of (work): Code breaker
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