Author, The $1,000 Genome and Cracking the Genome;
Founding Editor, Nature Genetics;
Executive Editor, The CRISPR Journal
Kevin Davies is a scientific editor, author and publisher. 25 years after establishing Nature Geneticsas the founding editor, he launched The CRISPR Journal, a new peer-review journal on gene editing (published by Mary Ann Liebert Inc.) He has also served as editor-in-chief of Cell Press and publisher of Chemical & Engineering News.
Kevin is the author of several popular science books includingCracking the Genome and The $1,000 Genome. Last year he joined Jim Watson and Andrew Berry as a co-author of DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution. He is also the recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and is working on a new book on genome editing.
Kevin graduated with a degree in biochemistry from Oxford University and obtained his PhD in human genetics from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. After a pair of pathetic postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard Medical School, he sought refuge from the lab in science publishing, landing a job as genetics editor for Naturemagazine.