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Dr. Adam Rutherford

Biography

Dr. Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. A former geneticist  at University College London, where he studied the development of the eye, he now presents the weekly BBC Radio 4 science programme, Inside Science, as well as many award-winning television and radio series, also for the BBC.

These include The Cell Рa series charting 400 years of the science of life, and Horizon: Playing God Рon the rise of synthetic biology. His first book, Creation, on the origin of life and genetic engineering, was published to critical acclaim in 2013, and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. He is currently working on a new book about the history of humankind scrutinised through DNA. Adam has acted as scientific consultant on several films including Ex Machina, World War Z, and Björk: Biophilia Live.

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