"Kevin's talk was very well received...there were about 200+ people who stayed specifically for his presentation so it clearly was a large draw." - Jamie Berendt, The American College of Rheumatology
The CRISPR Revolution and Genome Editing
The Science and Ethics of Designer Babies
The $1000 Genome
A Brief History of The Human Genome Project
Personalized Medicine and Consumer Genomics
British science writer Kevin Davies, Ph.D., is the author of EDITING HUMANITY: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing (Pegasus Books, 2020). Kevin’s latest book is the riveting story of the development of the Nobel Prize-winning technology for editing genes, driving breakthroughs in science, medicine, and agriculture, while igniting ethical controversies about designer babies and the future of humanity. Kevin won a Guggenheim Fellowship for science writing in 2017.
Kevin has 30 years’ experience in science publishing and public speaking. He is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and currently the Executive Editor of The CRISPR Journal. His previous books include Breakthrough: The Race for the Breast Cancer Gene; Cracking the Genome (translated into 15 languages), an inside account of the race for the Human Genome Project hailed by one reviewer as “A rollicking good tale about an enduring intellectual monument”; and The $1000 Genome, which details the revolution in personalized medicine and consumer genetics. He also collaborated with Nobel laureate Jim Watson and Andrew Berry on DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution.
Kevin’s presentations blend personal insights, humor, cutting-edge science and a gift for making the impact of 21st-century technology and genetic science fun and accessible to a very broad audience.