Adam Rutherford is a writer, broadcaster and recovering geneticist. He did his PhD at on genes involved in eye disease, and the development of the retina. Since then, he's been various things, including writer, editor, presenter of various television programmes including 'The Cell' (2009) and 'The Beauty of Anatomy' (2014), host of BBC Radio 4's Inside Science since 2013, and scientific advisor on various movies including Ex Machina (2015), Bjork's Biophilia Live (2014) and Annihilation (2018). According to Wikipedia, he has 20 children.
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