Happy Birthday Gene Genie, Professor Jennifer Doudna

Today we wish Professor Jennifer Doudna, evolving from Hilo in Hawaii, a very happy birthday and many happy returns with a relaunch of a design celebrating her Nobel Prize for Chemistry win in 2020.

“I think the biggest innovations of the twenty first century will be from the intersection of biology and technology” Steve Jobs

Professor Doudna continues to contribute to this ambition with the Innovative Genomics Institute and the first CRISPR-enabled xenotransplant of a pigs heart into a David Bennett in January 2022. Here is a link to the 14 Jan 2022 New Scientist podcast covering the first xenotransplant of a pigs heart into a human

Genetic manipulation is not without ethical issues and Professor Doudna's own book “A Crack In Creation” is an excellent read on the subject of when genomics risks becoming eugenics.

Also have a listen to Professor Fyodor Urnov ive an excellent talk about some of the promise of CRISPR on Instant Genius.