Joe talks with Walter Isaacson about his newest book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Walter explains the science behind gene editing, the rise of biohackers, and the ethical and scientific implications of making gene edits for humans. They also discuss the importance of remaining curious and many of the other lessons Walter has learned researching and writing about the lives of history’s most influential people.
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About Walter (@WalterIsaacson)
Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.