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Podcast 01/10/2018

Little Atoms 539 - Adam Rutherford’s The Book of Humans

Dr Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. He studied genetics at University College London, and during his PhD on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. He has written and presented many award-winning series and programmes for the BBC, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 programme Inside Science and The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry with Dr Hannah Fry. He is the author Creation, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, and most recently, The Book of Humans.

In the particle of me that cares for this, I betrayed those little atoms with a kiss

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  1. Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, writer and broadcaster, whose work includes the award-winning series The Cell (BBC4), The Gene Code (BBC4), Horizon: 'Playing God' (BBC2) as well as numerous programmes for BBC Radio 4 such as the recently launched Inside Science. Previously an editor at the science journal Nature, Adam often writes for the Guardian and has given numerous prestigious lectures, as well as appearing in the 'Uncaged Monkeys' tour. His first book is Creation: The Origin of Life/The Future of Life.

    Interview one first broadcast on 16th October 2009.

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    Interview two first broadcast on 12th July 2013.