Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies, Ph.D., is the author of The $1,000 Genome. His previous book Cracking the Genome was translated into 15 languages. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Bio•IT World, a trade magazine covering the role of technology in the life sciences. He was the founding editor of Nature Genetics, the world's leading genetics journal, which he headed for its first five years. He has also written for the Times (London), Boston Globe, New England Journal of Medicine, and New Scientist, among others. His first book, Breakthrough (co-authored with Michael White) told the story of the race for the BRCA1 breast cancer gene. Davies holds an M.A. in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D in molecular genetics from the University of London. He held postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard Medical School before moving into science publishing as an editor with Nature magazine. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Books by this Author

The $1,000 Genome
Cracking the Genome


Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I don't have a motto!

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. '70s progressive rock -- Genesis, Yes, etc.

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. Researcher, journal editor

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Founding editor of Nature Genetics

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. Dr Who