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A Conversation with Walter Isaacson on March 9, 2021

Chevy Chase Trust was pleased to host renowned author, journalist, and professor, Walter Isaacson for a conversation about his new book, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. In the book, Mr. Isaacson showcases Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., whose work on the gene-editing technology called CRISPR won her and Emmanuelle Charpentier the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and, Mr. Isaacson believes, will change the future of medicine.

Click on the link above to view the recording of the Chevy Chase Trust event featuring Mr. Isaacson’s description of Dr. Doudna’s journey of discovery, the life sciences revolution in which “molecules will become the next microchip,” the ethical issues associated with designer babies and much more. His remarks are followed by a question and answer session led by Amy Raskin, Chief Investment Officer, and Andrew Marshall, Vice President, both of Chevy Chase Trust.

 

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