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Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. After studying evolutionary biology at UCL, his PhD from Great Ormond St Hospital and the Institute of Child Health was on the genetics of the developing eye. He was part of a team that identified the first genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. He then spent ten years at the editorial staff of the world's premier science journal Nature. During this time he also wrote and presented several series and programmes for BBC television and radio, including 'The Gene Code', and the award-winning 'The Cell' for BBC4, and 'Playing God' on the rise of synthetic biology for the leading science strand Horizon, as well as writing for the science pages of The Guardian

Adam is the author of five books, the most recent of which is Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2022. This follows on from the hugely successful How To Argue With A Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (2020) which was a Sunday Times Best Seller. Adam is the presenter of the flagship science programme on BBC Radio 4, Inside Science, as well as The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. He is currently producing a new series on BBC Radio 4 Bad Blood: The Story of Eugenics.

Creation: The Story of Life on Earth and How We Are About to Start it Again

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Creation: The Story of Life on Earth and How We Are About to Start it Again

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Story of our Genes

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Story of our Genes

The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us

The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics

Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics