Kevin Davies is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and the author of The $1,000 Genome. A geneticist by training with degrees from Oxford and London, Davies moved into scientific publishing in 1990, first as an editor with Nature magazine, then as the founding editor of Nature Genetics. He is currently the chief editor of trade magazine Bio-IT World.
Davies is the author of three books on the medical and societal impact of genomics: Breakthrough detailed the race to isolate the BRCA1 breast cancer gene, while Cracking the Genome (2000) was an account of the Human Genome Project. His most recent book, The $1,000 Genome (2010), explores the astonishing advances in personal genomics and next-generation sequencing and their impact on the future of medicine and healthcare. He also served as technical consultant for the upcoming movie Decoding Annie Parker.