The Code Breaker

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The best-selling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns.

In 2012, Nobel Prize winning scientist Jennifer Doudna hit upon an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA.

Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies. 

But what does that mean for humanity? Should we be hacking our own DNA to make us less susceptible to disease? Should we democratise the technology that would allow parents to enhance their kids?

After discovering this CRISPR, Doudna is now wrestling these even bigger issues.

THE CODE BREAKERS is an examination of how life as we know it is about to change – and a brilliant portrayal of the woman leading the way.


  • 041 TheCodeBreaker Chapter39 Acceptance

    Duration: 19min
  • 042 TheCodeBreaker PartSeven TheMoralQuestions Chapter40 RedLines

    Duration: 10min
  • 043 TheCodeBreaker Chapter41 ThoughtExperiments

    Duration: 35min
  • 044 TheCodeBreaker Chapter42 WhoShouldDecide

    Duration: 28min
  • 045 TheCodeBreaker Chapter43 DoudnasEthicalJourney

    Duration: 07min
  • 046 TheCodeBreaker PartEight DispatchesFromThePast Chapter44 Quebec

    Duration: 10min
  • 047 TheCodeBreaker Chapter45 ILearnToEdit

    Duration: 10min
  • 048 TheCodeBreaker Chapter46 WatsonRevisited

    Duration: 23min
  • 049 TheCodeBreaker Chapter47 DoudnaPaysAVisit

    Duration: 06min
  • 050 TheCodeBreaker PartNine Coronavirus Chapter48 CallToArms

    Duration: 13min
  • 051 TheCodeBreaker Chapter49 Testing

    Duration: 10min
  • 052 TheCodeBreaker Chapter50 TheBerkeleyLab

    Duration: 14min
  • 053 TheCodeBreaker Chapter51 MammothAndSherlock

    Duration: 12min
  • 054 TheCodeBreaker Chapter52 CoronavirusTests

    Duration: 14min
  • 055 TheCodeBreaker Chapter53 Vaccines

    Duration: 33min
  • 056 TheCodeBreaker Chapter54 CRISPRCures

    Duration: 21min
  • 057 TheCodeBreaker Chapter55 ColdSpringHarborVirtual

    Duration: 20min
  • 058 TheCodeBreaker Chapter56 TheNobelPrize

    Duration: 16min
  • 059 TheCodeBreaker Epilogue

    Duration: 12min
  • 060 TheCodeBreaker Credits

    Duration: 01min
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