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Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci: Giants in their fields and times, these men also have the distinction of having received full biographical treatment from Walter Isaacson, America’s most prolific recorder of lives of creative genius. Jennifer Doudna is the first woman to join Isaacson’s centuries-spanning pantheon, and though she does not quite rate a banner with her own name on top, she is the anchoring presence of his latest book, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, a sprawling account of scientific sleuthing, discovery, and competition for stardom.


Jasanoff, Sheila. "Mythmakers in the Market for Perfection." American Scientist 109.6 (November-December 2021): 376.