Davies, Kevin, PhD


Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World

www.bio-itworld.com @KevinADavies

Kevin is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Bio-IT World, the monthly magazine published by Cambridge Healthtech Media Group covering technology and predictive biology in biopharma.Kevin has worked in science publishing since 1990, when he joined the staff of Nature magazine. In 1992, Kevin founded the spin-off publication Nature Genetics, which quickly established itself as the world’s leading genetics and genomics journal. He subsequently spent three years as the science editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the largest medical research institute in the United States. Prior to launching Bio-IT World, Kevin served as editor-in-chief of Cell Press, helping to conceive and launch several new journals including Cancer Cell.

Kevin took an MA in biochemistry at Oxford University and earned his Ph.D in molecular genetics from the University of London. He held two postdoctoral research positions at MIT and Harvard Medical School before moving into publishing.

Kevin is also the author of two popular science books. Published by The Free Press in 2001, Cracking the Genome was an accessible and comprehensive account of the conclusion of the Human Genome Project. It was translated into 15 languages. He also co-authored (with Michael White) Breakthrough: The Race to Find the Breast Cancer Gene (John Wiley, 1994). Kevin is currently working on a new book entitled “The $1000 Genome.”

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