Steve Jones is a leading geneticist and former Head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. He is professor of genetics at Galton laboratory of University College London, and has had visiting posts at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Davis, University of Botswana, Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone, and Flinders University in Adelaide.
Steve is probably best known to the general public as a regular broadcaster and writer of many popular books on scientific issues. He gave the 1991 Reith Lecture on “The Language of the Genes“, has written and presented a Radio 3 series on science and the arts, “Blue Skies”, and a TV series on human genetics, “In the Blood”. He also appears on other radio and TV programmes, such as Today, Question Time, Late Review and Newsnight , and writes a regular column in The Daily Telegraph, “View from the Lab“.
His many books include The Serpent’s Promise (2013), Genetics for Beginners (2011), The Language of the Genes(1993), In The Blood (1996), Almost like a Whale: The Origin of Species Updated(1999) and Y: the Descent of Men (2002).
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