Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies, Ph.D., is the author of The $1,000 Genome. His previous book Cracking the Genome was translated into 15 languages. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Bio•IT World, a trade magazine covering the role of technology in the life sciences. He was the founding editor of Nature Genetics, the world's leading genetics journal, which he headed for its first five years. He has also written for the Times (London), Boston Globe, New England Journal of Medicine, and New Scientist, among others. His first book, Breakthrough (co-authored with Michael White) told the story of the race for the BRCA1 breast cancer gene. Davies holds an M.A. in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D in molecular genetics from the University of London. He held postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard Medical School before moving into science publishing as an editor with Nature magazine. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Since the conclusion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists have been racing towards a grand goal: offering individuals a decoding of their complete genetic makeup for just $1,000. As Kevin Davies reveals in this exquisitely reported account, the $1,000 genome will be a reality by 2011 and it will usher in a whole new era of personalized, genomic medicine. Capable of presenting much more advanced information than the current crop of cheek-swab services, the $1,000 complete genome raises...

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The $1,000 GENOME: map your DNA for a grand!

Story of the race to offer an individual genome sequence to the public for $1,000 and the revolution in genomic medicine that will follow.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I don't have a motto!

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. Researcher, journal editor

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. '70s progressive rock -- Genesis, Yes, etc.

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 11/24

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. Dr Who

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