Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies (November 24, 1960) is a British science journalist and editor. He is currently the executive editor of The CRISPR Journal, based in New York. Kevin studied at Oxford University and moved to the U.S. in 1987 after earning his PhD in genetics. He is the founding editor of the journal Nature Genetics and Bio-IT World magazine, former editor-in-chief of Cell Press, and the first publisher of C&EN, the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society.

Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing

Gene editing is an everyday reality—the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to biochemist Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier for their pivotal work in identifying the ability of a particular CRISPR system to snip designated genes. The real-life impacts of this gene-editing mechanism range from necessary applications like improved crops and potential cancer treatments to more ethically ambiguous advancements like “designer babies.” Renowned science writer Kevin Davies weaves the intricate story of CRISPR—a tale of competing ideas, rivalrous scientists, and a biological technology with the edge to alter life in a single cut.

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