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Kevin Davies

Executive Editor, The CRISPR Journal; Author, Editing Humanity
Kevin Davies

Dr Kevin Davies is the author of EDITING HUMANITY: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing (Pegasus Books, 2020) -- the development of the Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR technology for editing genes that ignited an ethical firestorm over editing human embryos. The book was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship. Kevin is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and currently the Executive Editor of The CRISPR Journal as well as a new multidisciplinary journal launched in 2022, GEN Biotechnology. He is the author of five books on the scientific, medical and social impact of groundbreaking technologies in genetics. They include Breakthrough: The Race for the Breast Cancer Gene (1995); Cracking the Genome,(2001); and The $1,000 Genome (2010). He also collaborated with Nobel laureate Jim Watson and Andrew Berry on a second edition of DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution. He is currently writing a biography of sickle-cell disease. Kevin graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and holds a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of London. He resides in Washington DC.