Janice Chen, Nathan Chen’s sister, is building a $100 billion CRISPR gene editing company
Janice Chen, Ph.D., one of Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen’s siblings, is on a mission to build a $100 billion biotech company. In 2018, she co-founded Mammoth Biosciences with Trevor Martin, Lucas Harrington and Jennifer Doudna, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry two years later for her pioneering work in CRISPR gene editing.news.yahoo.com
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 3/7
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 3/7 Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Martha Teichner explores how a year of COVID may have changed our society. Plus: Tracy Smith talks with Regina King about her film directorial debut, "One Night in Miami"; Lee Cowan visits Point Roberts, Washington, a town isolated from the rest of the American mainland; David Martin explores the role of military veterans in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; Seth Doane examines how residents of a Northern Italian village are coping after a devastating year of COVID; Remy Inocencio travels to China in search of the origins of the coronavirus; David Pogue talks with biochemist Jennifer Doudna, co-creator of the gene-editing technology CRISPR, and Walter Isaacson, author of "The Code Breaker"; and Tracy Smith looks back at comedian Bob Hope's decades as an entertainer of American troops abroad.cbsnews.com
Book excerpt: Walter Isaacson's "The Code Breaker"
Read the excerpt below, and don't miss correspondent David Pogue's interview with Isaacson and Doudna on "CBS Sunday Morning" March 7! This was the moment, Doudna recalls, that she realized her world, and the world of science, had changed. The first team that Doudna assembled was given the job of creating a coronavirus testing lab. In launching an effort to find new tests to detect the coronavirus, Doudna was opening another front in her fierce but fruitful struggle with a cross-country competitor. Excerpted from "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race" by Walter Isaacson.cbsnews.com
"The Code Breaker": Jennifer Doudna and how CRISPR may revolutionize mankind
When Jennifer Doudna won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last year, there was no black-tie ceremony in Sweden. If you were looking at it in my lab, you would see a tube of colorless liquid," Doudna said. His latest, "The Code Breaker" (published by Simon & Schuster, part of ViacomCBS), is about Jennifer Doudna and her work on CRISPR. Simon & SchusterSince Doudna published her paper in 2012, a lot's been going on in the world's CRISPR labs. READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "The Code Breaker" by Walter IsaacsonFor more info:Story produced by Mark Hudspeth.cbsnews.com
CRISPR and "The Code Breaker"
CRISPR and "The Code Breaker" Visionary biochemist Jennifer Doudna shared the Nobel Prize last year for the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations. Correspondent David Pogue talks with Doudna about the promises and perils of CRISPR; and with Walter Isaacson, author of the new book "The Code Breaker," about why the biotech revolution will dwarf the digital revolution in importance.cbsnews.com
Nobel ceremonies go low-key this year because of coronavirus
In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, photo provided by Nobel Prize Outreach, Louise Glck stands beside the medal awarded to her for the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature outside her home in Cambridge, Mass. The pomp and ceremony of the Nobel prize ceremonies were altered this year amid measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Daniel Ebersole/ Nobel Prize Outreach via AP)STOCKHOLM – The pomp and ceremony of the Nobel prize ceremonies have been reined in this year amid measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Instead, their achievements will be recognized and rewarded at low-key ceremonies where they live and work in Europe and the United States. A Nobel prize comes with a 10-milion krona ($1.1 million) cash award — to be shared in some cases — diplomas and gold medals.