Adam Rutherford

Adam  Rutherford

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, science writer, and presenter who specializes in genetics. He studied genetics at University College London and was a member of a team that discovered the first known genetic cause of a kind of childhood blindness during his doctorate on the developing eye. He has written and presented several award-winning series and programs for the BBC, including the flagship monthly Radio 4 show Inside Science, The Cell for BBC Four, and Playing God (on the advent of synthetic biology) for the leading science series Horizon, in addition to writing for The Guardian's science section. He's also the author of How to Reason With a Racist, an insightful guide to what contemporary genetics can and can't tell us about human uniqueness; The Book of Humans, a new evolutionary history that explores the fundamental paradox of the human animal; A Short History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction; and Creation, on the origins of life and skepticism.