Tag: The Code Breaker

  • Caught Short

    In 1987, 23-year-old Jennifer Doudna was walking through the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory when she spotted a slightly stooped woman walking towards her. She recognized Barbara McClintock, who had recently had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her discovery of transposons, or “jumping genes,” that can change position in a genome.  Doudna didn’t stop […]