Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, the subject of Walter Isaacson’s new biography The Code Breaker, shared a Nobel prize in chemistry in 2020 for the part she played in developing the CRISPR gene editing technology.

BERKELEY, CA – FEBRUARY, 19: Jennifer Doudna, inventor of the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR photographed in the Li Ka Shing Center on the Campus of the University of California, Berkeley. (Nick Otto For The Washington Post via Getty Images)