Editor, Author, and Public Speaker in New York

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Geneticist by training, I'm the founding editor of Nature Genetics and Bio-IT World; and former Editor-in-Chief of Cell Press. In 2018 I led the launch of The CRISPR Journal as Executive Editor.

I received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017 to work on a new book on CRISPR and genome editing. I'm the author of 4 books:

THE $1,000 GENOME (Free Press, 2010) -- the revolution in next-gen sequencing and personal genomics.

CRACKING THE GENOME (Free Press, 2001) -- published in the UK as THE SEQUENCE and translated into 15 languages;

BREAKTHROUGH (1995, co-authored with the late Michael White); the race to discover the BRCA1 breast cancer gene.

I'm also co-author of DNA: The Story of the Genetics Revolution, with Jim Watson and Andrew Berry (2017, Knopf).

I served as the technical consultant on the 2014 film Decoding Annie Parker, starring Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton. (I'm in the credits, right under Aaron Paul's guitar coach.)

Most recently I served as Vice President of Business Development at the American Chemical Society -- the world's largest scientific society -- and Publisher of C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News).

I'm represented by Jen Gates at Aevitas Creative and for speaking engagements by the Harry Walker Speakers bureau.

Contact: davieskev // gmail

  • Education
    • MA (Oxford), PhD (London)