Mark Gordon Pictures Picks Up Rights To Walter Isaacson’s No. 1 Bestseller ‘The Code Breaker’ For Limited Series Treatment

Mark Gordon Pictures Picks Up Rights To Walter Isaacson’s No. 1 Bestseller ‘The Code Breaker’ For Limited Series Treatment
Mark Gordon Pictures has snapped up screen rights to Walter Isaacson’s latest book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race, about Nobel Prize-winning scientist and co-inventor of Crispr technology Jennifer Doudna, which the label will develop as a limited series.

The project reteams Gordon and Isaacson, the former having previously optioned the latter’s bestselling 2011 biography Steve Jobs, which was turned into a 2015 Oscar-nominated movie directed by Danny Boyle, adapted by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs.

The book follows Doudna and her collaborators who turned ​a curiosity ​of nature into an invention poised to transform human health: an easy-to-use tool known as Crispr that can edit DNA. Essentially, Crispr-Cas9 allows scientists to rewrite DNA – the code of life – in any organism, including human cells, with unprecedented efficiency and precision, opening up a world of new possibilities and potential. Doudna
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