Kevin Davies, Ph.D., Author, The $1,000 Genome
Kevin Davies, Ph.D., is the author of The $1,000 Genome – an exploration of the revolution in DNA sequencing and personal genomics – and the founding editor of Nature Genetics. His earlier book Cracking the Genome, the first published account of the race to complete the Human Genome Project, was translated into 15 languages. Kevin was also the launch editor for Bio-IT World, a trade magazine covering big data in the life sciences.
Davies holds an M.A. in biochemistry from the Oxford University and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of London. He held postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard Medical School before (seeing the light and) moving into science publishing as an editor with Nature magazine. He has also served as editor-in-chief of Cell Press (Elsevier). He is currently VP Business Development for the Publications division of the American Chemical Society, and publisher of the weekly magazine Chemical & Engineering News.
Kevin’s first book, Breakthrough (co-authored with Michael White) told the story of the race for the BRCA1 breast cancer gene, and resulted in Kevin serving as technical consultant on the forthcoming film Decoding Annie Parker.